Libertango: Drawings

TRIBUTE TO PIAZZOLLA AND DRAWINGS ON MODERN MUSIC

Michael’s famed Libertango. After Piazzolla series were born as his tribute to his favourite Tango Nuevo composer Astor Piazzolla who Michael believes is a genius in contemporary music. Piazzolla was able to create a new world which encompasses emotional sphere of people to vast degree. Piazzolla’s is the world of life full of emotions, memories, thoughts, whispers and screams, laughs and tears, smiles and nostalgic thoughts, dreams and fantasies, all this done with superb sensitivity and taste. Michael believes that mankind is really lucky to have Piazzolla and his music. He tried to reflect on his understanding and reading Astor Piazzolla and his world in his Libertango collection. The core collection has been created by the artist in 2013, but yet before, and also thereafter he was and is creating more art works for this ongoing collection of works. 

Libertango. After Piazzolla series has been very successfully exhibited internationally. Exhibitions were curated by Inna Rogatchi.  The collection and its exhibition has been selected as the only solo exhibition at the official program of the International Culture Days in Zagare, Lithuania, in 2015. It was also exhibited in Finland, the UK, Italy, the USA and the other countries. Most of the works from the core collection now belong to many notable private collections in the USA, Canada, Italy, Austria, Italy, the UK, Lithuania, Israel, Russia and Finland. 

Libertango series is featured in the musical video-essay presentation – please consult Video Presentations  page on this site.  

Special art brochure Libertango. After Piazzolla by Michael Rogatchi  has been also published. 

The artist continues to work on this direction of his thoughts and ideas, with new works are added to this collection every year.

Libertango. Homage to Astor Piazzolla. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 2015.
 Without Ending. Indian Ink, oil pastels on peach Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, London, UK.
Breakthrough. Indian Ink, oil pastels on violet Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015.
White Blues. Indian Ink, Oil pastels on red Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, Vienna, Austria.
Show Is Off. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, Vienna, Austria.
Tuned-In. Indian Ink, oil pastels on red Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, Finland.
Duetto Cantabile. Indian Ink, oil pastels on yellow Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, Canada.
Always. Indian Ink, oil on pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015.
The Light of a Song. Indian Ink, oil pastels on violet Italian hand-made cotton paper. 65 x 50 cm. 2015. Private collection, London, UK.
Tango Memories. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made paper. 20 x 30 cm. 2012. Private collection, Milan, Italy.
Solo for Two. Indian ink, wax pastel on yellow Italian hand-made cotton paper.
70 x 50 cm. 2021.
Black Trombone Variations III. Indian Ink, oil pastels on violet Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 70 cm. 2015. 
Talk to Me. Homage to Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 70 x 50 cm. 2013. Private collection, Washington D.C., USA. 
Dance III. Indian Ink, oil pastels on yellow Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2013. Private collection, New York, USA.
Dreaming Rainbow. Indian Ink, oil pastel on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 20 x 30 cm. 2012. Private collection, Firenze, Italy. 
Star Dance I. Indian Ink, oil pastels on blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2013. Private collection, Milan, Italy. 
Dance II. Indian Ink, oil pastels on yellow Italian hand-made cotton paper. 30 x 40 cm. 2013. Private collection, Vienna, Austria.
Dance Me to the Moon I. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2012. Private collection, London, UK.
Tango Il Bella Rosa. Indian Ink, oil pastels on blue Italian hand-made cotton  paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2019. Private collection, Jerusalem, Israel. 
Star Dance II. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue Italian hand-made cotton paper. 50 x 35 cm. 2012. Private collection, New York, USA.
Woman in Red Hat. Indian Ink, oil pastels on dark-blue  Italian hand-made cotton paper. 70 x 50 cm. 2013. Private collection, Washington D.C., USA.