Michel D`Anastasio

Author works

Genesis 2 : 4 (Torah). “These are the generations of the heavens and the earth...”

Genesis 2 : 4 (Torah). “These are the generations of the heavens and the earth...”

Paper, Inks, Automatic Pen and Water spray, 55х76 cm, 2010
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)

Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)

Automatic pen, plum, siena ink on paper, 24x36 cm, 2007
Red Aleph

Red Aleph

Reflex digital photograph of calligraphic work, 24x36 cm, 2007
Hebrew World

Hebrew World

Automatic pen, carmine ink on paper, 24x36 cm, 2007
Elohim

Elohim

Reflex digital photograph of calligraphic work, 75x50 cm, 2007
Decomotions

Decomotions

Reflex digital photograph of calligraphic work, 24x36 cm, 2007
Blue Ayin (letter 16 of Hebrew alphabet)

Blue Ayin (letter 16 of Hebrew alphabet)

Automatic pen, tooth-pick; blue and black ink on paper, 24x36 cm, 2008
Bereishit (In the beginning…)

Bereishit (In the beginning…)

Calligraphy on paper and acrylic painting/paste-up on canvas, 33х41 см, 2007
Album of works

Album of works

Photo album with works, 29*22 cm, 2008
Master class

Master class

Blue and black ink on paper, 41*29cm, 2010
L'amour (Citation By Madame Necker)

L'amour (Citation By Madame Necker)

Ink on paper, automatic pen, brush, 29x42 cm, 2012
Psalm 16:1

Psalm 16:1

Ink on paper, automatic pen, brush, 29x42 cm, 2012
Mon bien aime (Song of Solomon 6:3)

Mon bien aime (Song of Solomon 6:3)

Ink on paper, automatic pen, 38x29 cm, 2011

Biography

Michel  D`Anastasio

Michel D’Anastasio was born 19.01.1968, in France. He is a left-handed calligrapher, painter and graphic designer.

His work bears the harmony of the Hebrew and Roman letters, abstract signs.

Approach to the creation of Hebrew calligraphy

2004 to this day…

Michel’s trip to Malta shortly after the country of his ancestors celebrated joining the European Union proved to be very beneficial. During his genealogical research he discovered that part of his family was of Jewish origin. Thus Michel travelled on to Israel. He was overwhelmed by local culture, especially by Hebrew script. Back in Paris, he spent hours and then weeks studying Judaic calligraphy. Working with these letters brought immense satisfaction to him, every time he set down to work, Michel was swept with an inexplicable feeling of joy. A new world of forms and signs now opened its gates to him.

Michel found out that slanting type letters allow much more freedom and a contemporary feel; it seems they are full of life. Original admiration naturally evolved into a clear and obvious desire to improve and modernize the mastery of Hebrew alphabet design. In the same way Michel had modernized the Roman alphabet.

Today Michel continues to study the Hebrew language to hold a firmer grasp on all those signs and letters that come from under his quill so easily.

His work evolves fluently; Michel uses new materials to enrich his chefs d’oeuvre. Photographers, who specialize in calligraphy and décor photography, make good money cooperating with Michel.

As a visual communication agency director, Michel designs: corporate logos, graphic images, billboards, and decorative lights, with the help of the art of calligraphy.

Expositions

Gallery ART de VOIR, Paris (France) / December 2, 2010 – February 15, 2011

17th Storytelling and Calligraphy Festival– University Library Louis Aragon, Amiens (France) / November 17 – December 8, 2010

Let there be light! European Days of Jewish Culture of Lorraine 2010, University Library «Paul Verlaine» Metz, Ile du Saulcy (France) / October 5 – 30, 2010

The Third International Exhibition of Calligraphy, Velikiy Novgorod (Russia) /September 10 – 12, 2010

Tel-Aviv Accessible art – Gebo Art center, Tel-Aviv (Israel) /September 2 – 8, 2010

Naissance des Alphabets sur les Rives de la Méditerranée (The Birth of the Alphabets on the Mediterranean Shores) – Cultural Center Nicolas Peiresc, Toulon (France) / August 16, 2010 – January 2010

Jerusalem Synagogue "Judaica – Calligraphy" Prague (Czech Republic) / April 25 – October 3, 2010

Amal Association "LIGHT, SOUND & CALLIGRAPHY" Grenoble (France) /March 9 – March 26, 2010

Urban Calligraphy Exhibition in City Exterior, Israel Palestine "Peace as utopia" within the framework of the year of Utopias & Innovations, Besançon (France) / January 28 – February 28, 2010

The Second International Exhibition of Calligraphy, Moscow (Russia) / October 14 – November 14, 2009

Comptoir des ecritures (Lettering Overview), Paris (France) / 2 — 30 April 2009

Centre culturel d’Ormesson (France) / 25 January — 8 February 2009

Festival Callifest 2008, Mumbai (India) / 15 — 21 December 2008

Maison des MICI — AFA, Paris (France) / 6 — 30 November 2008

Art-&-Miss, Paris (France) / 4 — 31 May 2007

Cafe Culturel, Saint Denis (France) / 27 February — 31 March 2006

Art-&-Miss, Paris (France) / 2 February — 28 February 2006

Saint James Cavalier Creativity Centre, Valetta (Malta) / 13 October — 13 November 2005

Ministry of Gozo Island, Gozo (Malta) / 2 September — 30 September 2005

Fiap Espace Jean Monet, Paris (France) / 21 September — 9 October 2004

ART O NIVEO, Brugge (Belgium) / 3 December 2003 — 26 January 2004

Workshops

“Modern Hebrew Calligraphy”, The Third International Exhibition of Calligraphy, Veliky Novgorod (Russia) / September 10 – 12, 2010

"Modern Calligraphy" Médiathèque des Mureaux (France) /May 2010

Maison des MICI — AFA, Paris (France) / 28 February 2009

Centre culturel d’Ormesson (France) / 28 January 2009

Callifest 2008, Mumbay (India) / 15 — 21 December 2008

Mercator — KERKCENTRUM "DE GAARDE", Bunnik (Nederlands) 29 January 2005