REVIEW IN UNO STILE DI VITA LUXURY & ART MAGAZINE, ITALY
By Sue Miller
The Relais Santa Croce in Florence is staging an exhibition, The Life of Two of Us, a new collection of prominent international artist and philanthropist, Michael Rogatchi. The works will be on display until December.
The exhibition is also an opportunity to support two charitable projects between the Rogatchi Foundation and Baglioni Foundation. Past of the proceeds will go to charitable activities in support of the Foundation’s support of Ukrainian orphans project, while further funds will be donated to OrphanAid Africa Onlus, a large project supported by Baglioni Foundation and providing care for orphans and vulnerable children.
In the light of recent events, The Rogatchi Foundation has also decided to allocate some proceeds from the show sales to the International Fund to aid support in Japan, after the recent Fukusima disaster.
The 22 works includes paintings and drawings, all dominated by colour blue and its play of light and contrasts. In it s chiefly with this colour that the artist describes his concept of Florence, a city to which he feels deeply attached. Music is his inspiration and muse, as well, as love, a theme ever present in his professional life and work.
The Relais Santa Croce perfectly frames Rogatchi’s work. The architecture, the stuccos and beautiful frescoes represent the Florence by which the artist was inspired, while the magnificent Music Hall compliments the themes perfectly conveyed by Michael Rogatchi’s elegant, original, fine and fascinating works of contemporary master.