• michel D'anastasio

    Art director / calligrapher / photographer

    Paris, France

Calligrapher, hebrew and latin, photographer, and Graphic design, for the print, website, logotype and decoration.

Work Samples

  • Photography calligraphy

  • Hebrew Calligraphy

Work History

(1968) discovered the calligraphy for the first time in 1989. A year later he started to take lessons at DUCTUS - first French calligraphic association where he met famous calligraphy masters such as Claude Mediavilla, Jean Larcher and Kitty Sabatier who become his tutors. He got befriended with various styles of occidental calligraphy (English classic, chancellery and modern style writing) and discovers basics of Chinese art of writing too. In 1993 he discovered modern gestural style of writing -a very deliberate way of making calligraphy while taking lessons with Bernard Arin in Toulouse. Between 1997 and 2003 he worked closely with Kitty Sabatier – during this period he confronts his knowledge with new utensils and materials. The turning point in his artistic carrier is summer 2004. Shortly after having discovered the fact his Maltese family origins come from Jewish background deep in history his voyage to Holy Land opens to him a way to the Hebrew letters. Ever since he has become one of two major specialists in modern Hebrew calligraphy in Europe. After some time he turns to more contemporary techniques – a photography; he writes and takes pictures of his calligraphic works in the different light moods but not only he on his turn becomes a well-known teacher of the beautiful art of calligraphy. Michel D'Anastasio is known worldwide mainly for his works with Hebrew letters he represents all around the globe from Japan via India and Russia to Canada. Artiste calligraphe et enseignant, Michel D’Anastasio exerce son art à Paris depuis une vingtaine d’années. Son travail porte sur l’harmonie des lettres hébraïques et latines ainsi que sur les signes abstraits. Michel utilise de nouveaux supports pour mettre en valeur ses œuvres. Les photographies des lettres calligraphiques et les objets de décoration remportent un grand succès. Michel D’Anastasio est un artiste et un enseignant de référence dans les lettres hébraïques modernes. Ses œuvres de calligraphie hébraïque qu'il expose au Japon, en Inde, en Russie, aux États-Unis ou au Canada ont établi sa notoriété mondiale.

Education

ESAIG - Estienne Paris - France

Specialties

Awards

Awards : designanddesign.com book 2009

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