Divertimento: Drawings on Classical Music

SERIES OF DRAWINGS ON CLASSICAL MUSIC 

Divertimento is special series of Michael’s work dedicated to classical music. The series were created by the artist in 2015 and executed by him in his specially elaborated technique of combining his drawing in Indian Ink with added volume and unique deep colours achieved by specially mixed from three to five or more oil pastels. Working in this his own unique technique, Michael uses exclusively very special Italian hand-made cotton paper with distinctive structure that adds to the uniqueness of these works. Michael’s Divertimento is very popular, critically acclaimed and internationally reproduced series depicting classical music in fresh, original, dynamic, modern and very fine way. The series has been invited to numerous exhibitions world-wide. Some works in the series are dedicated to the great musicians who are the friends of the artist, such as Maestro Evgeny Kissin. Many of these works belongs to numerous notable private collections in Italy, USA, UK, France, Israel and the other countries. 

Divertimento is also presented in musical video-essay – please consult Video Presentations page on this site. 

Additionally to the core Divertimento series ( 2015) on this page there are other works created by the artist in the same technique and dedicated to classical music, before and after completion of Divertimento.

Amadeus. Ultima Credo. Indian Ink, oil pastel on cotton paper. 35 x 50 cm. 2015.
Blue Menuetto. Indian Ink, oil pastel on blue hand-made Italian cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2012. Private collection, Ukraine.
Concerto Per Te. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 35 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, Italy.
Talk to Me. Homage to Mstislav Rostropovich. Indian Ink, oil pastel on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2013. Private collection, Washington DC, USA.
Paganini’s Caprice I. Drawing in white Indian Ink on Inna Rogatchi’s authored original archival print on Museum Velin 315 mg cotton paper. 33 x 48 cm. 2020. Private collection, Austria.
Paganini’s Dream. Indian Ink, oil pastel on red hand-made Italian cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2020. Private collection, Finland.
Amadeus Dimension. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 35 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, Italy.
Barcarolle. Indian ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015. Private collection, St Petersburg,  Russia.
Vivaldi. All Seasons. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Concert in Red. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2017. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Muse of Music. Indian Ink, oil pastel on blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2014. Private collection, Portugal.
Boccherrini Suite. Diptych. Part 1.Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Boccherrini Suite. Diptych 2. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
April Melody. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Amadeus. Eine Kleine Nechtmusic. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 35 x 50 cm. 2015.
Divertimento III. Indian ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Chopin. Grande Valse. Indian ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Spring Concerto. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 35 x 50 cm. 2015.
Family Concert. Indian Ink, oil pastes on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2014. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Jerusalem Sunset. Indian ink, oil pastels on dark-blue cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2016. Permanent Art Collection, Sinebrychoff Art Museum – National Gallery of Finland, Helsinki.
Piano Concerto. Homage to Evgeny Kissin. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Vivaldi. Le Primavera. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015. Private collection, Italy.
Vivaldi. All Seasons. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Pizzicato. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Flute Hour. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
 Moon Melody. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Melody for Two. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. Private collection, Finland.
No Place for Wagner. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 35 x 50 cm. 2016. Private collection, London, the UK.
Divertimento II. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 41 x 26 cm. 2012.
Nissan Rose. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 40 x 60 cm. 2014. 
Amadeus. Symphony of Joy. Indian Ink, oil pastels on  cotton paper. 50 x 70 cm. 2012. Private collection, France. 
 Overture. Indian Ink, oil pastels on cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2015.
Dance for Three. Oil pastel on yellow hand-made Italian cotton paper. 40 x 30 cm. Private collection, New York, USA.
Minuet III. Indian ink, oil pastel on dark blue hand-made Italian cotton paper. 40 x 30 cm. Private collection, Italy.
Summer Concert II. Indian Ink on Inna Rogatchi’s authored print on cotton paper. 40 x 50 cm. 2017. Private collection, the UK.