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Love Story: Oil Paintings


Romantic theme is the one of the essential ones in Michael Rogatchi's ouevre. He is known as lyrical master. His works on romantic theme are distinctive by its warmth and gentleness. In portraying romantic relationships between people, an artist can be easily entrapped into banality or controversy. In fact, it is very difficult to keep a balance working on this theme of human emotions.

Michael addresses human relationships throughout his artistic career, and it can been seen in variety of his styles applied to these works, from bold asymmetry of dynamic panes to masterly created feast of softly toned colours, or modern developing of the traditional Italian fresco technique , but in Michael's vision, doing it on canvas.

An essential message of the collection of Michael's romantic paintings is rather simple: art telling on love is made with love.

And this love is transpiring from his canvases - as many viewers at numerous Michael's exhibitions featuring his romantic collection had been saying: "It is a very special feeling, to be surrounded by love'.  

Some of the works in this collection were commissioned to the artist for a special occasions, many others Michael has created according his own wishes and vision. Many of these works are in the leading museums and notable private collections in France, the USA, the UK, Italy, Finland, Russia and Estonia. 


A special art brochure Romantic Works by Michael Rogatchi has been published. 


April For Two. Oil on canvas. 100 x 70 cm. 1995. 

                                      Breaking of Continuity. Oil on canvas. 77 x 70 cm. 1996. Private collection, Finland.

I Love You Much Too Much. Ikh Hob Dikh Fil Lib. Yiddish Tango. Oil on canvas. 80x 60 cm. 2016. Private collection, Estonia.

                       Trace of Your Breath II. Oil on canvas. 100 x 120 cm. 2016.


                       An Evening Kiss. Odessa. Oil on canvas. 66 x 80 cm. 2013. Private collection, New York, USA. 

                       Adagio-40. Oil on canvas. 40 x 60 cm. 2016. The Rogatchi Art Collection.

                                 She Who Sleeps. Oil on canvas. 76 x 80 cm. 1994. 

                      Concerto Per Te. Oil on canvas. 100 x 100 cm. 2016.

   Stones' Song. Oil on canvas. 70 x 60 cm. 1996. 

    Regresso al Amor. Oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2017.

  The Heart of the Matter. Oil on canvas. 86 x 74 cm. 2001. Private collection, UK.

Duetto. Oil on canvas. 90 x 60 cm. 2012. New York Jewish Children's Museum, New York, USA. 

   Love Letter ( For You). Oil on canvas. 70 x 64 cm. 2008.

   My Joy. Oil on canvas. 55 x 46 cm. 2009.

                     Violin Garden. Oil on canvas. 73 x 92 cm. 2014. 

Cappuccino Kiss I. Oil on canvas. 76 x 60 cm. 2002. Private collection, Italy.

Vivaldi. Oil on canvas. 77 x 70 cm. 1996.

  Tuscany Morning. Portrait of the Artist's Wife Inna               Rogatchi. Oil on canvas. 74 x 60 cm. 2013. The Rogatchi Art         Collection. 

  Love Pending. Oil on canvas. 68 x 60 cm. 1995. On the long-term loan, London, UK. 

   Paris.Rain. Melon. Oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2007. New      Jewish Children's Museum, New York, USA.

   Night Blues II. Oil on canvas. 55 x 46 cm. 2009. Private          collection, Russia.

                                      Mozart. Andante. Concerto No 17 in G Minor. Portrait of the Artist's

                                             wife Inna Rogatchi. Oil on canvas. 54 x 56 cm. 2005. Rogatchi Art Collection. 

                           Champs-Elysees III. Oil on canvas. 74 x 89 cm. 2009.

  Bluebird Song. Oil on canvas. 60 x 50 cm. 1994. Private        collection, USA. 

  Paris Memories. Oil on canvas. 55 x 46 cm. 1995.

  Before Sunrise. Diptych. Oil on canvas. Part I. 46 x 38 cm. 1995.

Before Sunrise. Diptych. Oil on cavas. Part II. 46 x 38 cm. 1995. 

  Portrait with Rain. Portrait of Inna Rogatchi, the Artist's      Wife. Oil on canvas. 80 x 66 cm. 1995. The Rogatchi Art Collection. 

   Spring Girl. Oil on canvas. 50 x 46 cm. 2012. Private             collection, UK.

  Letter to the Friend. Oil on canvas. 46 x 55 cm. 2014. Private collection, UK.

   By the Way of Wind. Oil on canvas. 65 x 98 cm. 1996.            The Rogatchi Art Collection.

   From a Window of Mercy. Oil on canvas. 56 x 46 cm. Private collection, Finland. 

   Champs Elysees II. Oil on cavas. 86 x 78 cm. 2008. Private collection, France. 

                                    Stones' Song. Triptych. Oil on canvas. Part I and Part III - 70 x 60 cm. Part II -

                                          20 x 60 cm. 1995.