Renee, Mixed Medium On Canvas 152 x 183 cm

thierryb

Prahran East, Australia

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Artist's Description

Michel Canetti, in his exhibition at the Thierry B Gallery, moves from fashion plates to canvases of elegance and style, celebrating feminine beauty and appeal. His approach is disarming, direct, and minimal, capturing good looks and alluring charms in a few deft strokes of the brush. His underlying touch of eroticism is as delicate and enticing as traces of perfume of exquisite and bewitching bouquet. Such skills and approach are to be expected, for Paris-born and design-graduate of the Sorbonne Canetti has long been a master in the field of fashion. At the peak of a twenty year-plus career, he is acclaimed as one of France’s leading fashion illustrators, his images enlivening the pages of the leading European magazines, of Elle, Vogue and Le Figaro. The range of prestigious clients is awe-inspiring – Diana Ferrari, Guerlain, Chanel, Givenchy, De Beers – to mention a ransom few. On the finer art side, he has exhibited in Paris, Zurich, Hamburg, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, where he has been living since 1997. For his paintings, his focus is usually the face, a make up of eyes, lips and noses crowned with short hair styled or long and loose, rendered with an expressionist verve that whispers of playfulness and moments of exquisite passion. While all is very chic and reminiscent of high fashion glamour, the creativity behind his gestures of paint deals clever insights into the feminine and the eternal fascination of her charms.

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