Heart Dance: Romantic Drawings

ROMANTIC DRAWINGS

Heart Dance is collection of Michael’s work on romantic theme executed in his signature for his drawing technique of fine drawing in Indian Ink combined with volume, depth and colour-providing special mixture of several oil pastels. As in all his original drawings, Michael creates his works on Italian hand-made cotton paper in different colours. This paper with its unique structure provide Michael’s works on paper with its luxury and originality. Importantly, the master always is trying to find the less typical images, doubly so while working on such widely applying theme as romantic works.  A bit of paradox that often can be found in Michael’s romantic drawings demonstrates the freshness of his approach to the eternal theme, and his undying aspiration to create in original and always new way.  With all these clear signs of originality, there is one thing which is typical for all Michael’s romantic works which are both light and moving; this unifying  and unmistaken characteristic is his romantic drawings’ warmth.

Heart Dance. Indian Ink, oil pastels on red cotton paper. 36 x 25 cm. 2018. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Memories Song I. St Petersburg. Michael Rogatchi’s drawing in Indian ink on Inna Rogatchi authored original archival print. 40 x 50 cm. 2019. Private collection, New York, USA.
Dance III. Indian ink, oil pastel on yellow hand-made Italian cotton paper. 40 x 30 cm. 2013. Private collection, Vienna, Austria.
Childhood Memories. Indian ink, oil pastel on dark blue hand-made Italian cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2013. Permanent Art collection. The Laogai Museum , Washington D.C., USA
Rosa di Firenze. Indian Ink, oil pastel on dark blue hand-made Italian cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2021. Private collection, Milan, Italy. 
Concert in Red. Indian Ink, oil pastel, oil on red Italian hand-made cotton paper. 67 x 50 cm. 2017. The Rogatchi Art Collection. 
Always. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 2013. 
Rose Concert in Blue. Indian Ink, oil pastel on blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 40 x 40 cm. 2018. Private collection, Finland.
Girl’s Dreams I. Indian ink, oil pastel on violet hand-made Italian cotton paper. 50 x 40 cm. Permanent Art Collection, Children’s Hospital, The University of Turku, Finland.
Warm Wind. Indian ink, oil pastel on dark blue hand-made Italian cotton paper. 40 x 30 cm. 2012. Private collection, Italy.
Rose Curtain. Oil pastel, pencil on yellow Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2013.
Golden Fishes’ Dance. Indian Ink, oil pastel on blue IItalian hand-made cotton paper. 35 x 50 cm. 2019. Private Collection, Israel.
Chopin. Grand Waltz. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. Divertimento series. 2015.
Etude of Love. Indian Ink, oil pastel on blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 20 x 20 cm. 2019. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Pizzicato. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 35. Divertimento series. 2015.
Breath of Love. Oil pastels on yellow Italian hand-made cotton paper. 15 X 45 cm. 2017. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Star Dance II. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2012. Private collection, London, UK. 
Chuppah Memories. Pencil on white cotton paper. 15 x 20 cm.  2017. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Night Blues IV. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. Private collection, Washington D.C., USA.
Sunrise Forever. Indian ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 85 cm. 2012. The Rogatchi Art Collection.