Michel Canetti is a Paris born artist and advertising illustrator who has been living in Melbourne since 1997. He graduated from the Sorbonne with a bachelor of Arts in graphique design and a Masters in painting restoration. Michel has produced editorial illustrations for Elle and Vogue in France, as well as other fashion magazines in Europe.
Michel Canetti’s illustrations have smooth, flowing lines and curves that epitomise Parisian chic; stylish silhouettes that celebrate line and movement revelling in the female form. The work is polished and classic, yet modern and sassy. Similar to the traditional art of calligraphy, his work requires a delicate balance between creativity and control: flowing, rounded curves and sharp, sophisticated detail- Painting in Watercolour and gauche allows Canetti to execute the spontaneous disciplined lines to show the movement of the body and fabrics.
His works have been exhibited in private galleries around the world- including France, Germany, Austria and Australia. His sensual illustrations have appeared in magazines and advertisements across Europe and the United States.
Michel canetti has illutrated for clients such as Guerlain, Chanel, Estee Lauder and L'Oreal, and he has also done a wide range of works for such businesses as Renault, Louis Vuitton, Air France, Lux, Neiman Marcus, Polygram, SAS Airlines, Credit Lyonnais, Waterman, Perrier, Hudson and De Beers.