Love Story: Romantic 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.

Concerto Per Te. Oil on canvas. 100 x 100 cm. 2016.
Adagio-40. Oil on canvas. 40 x 60 cm. 2016. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Duetto. Oil on canvas. 90 x 60 cm. 2012. New York Jewish Children’s Museum, New York, USA.
Vivaldi. Oil on canvas. 77x 70 cm. 1996. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
She Who Sleeps. Oil on canvas. 76 x 80 cm. 1994. 
The Kiss. Oil on canvas. 82 x 62 cm. 1993.
April For Two. Oil on canvas. 100 x 70 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. 
By the Way of Wind. Portrait of Julia Yenike Rogatchi, the artist’s daughter. Oil on canvas. 65 x 98 cm. 1996. The Rogatchi Art Collection.
Paris.Rain. Melon. Oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2007. New Jewish Children’s Museum, New York, USA.
Love Pending. Oil on canvas. 68 x 60 cm. 1995. On the long-term loan, London, UK. 
Regresso al Amor. Oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2017.
I Love You Much Too Much. Ikh Hob Dikh Fil Lib. Yiddish Tango. Oil on canvas. 80x 60 cm. 2016. Private collection, Estonia.
Mozart. Andante. Concerto No 17 in G Minor. Portrait of the Artist’s wife Inna Rogatchi. Oil on canvas. 54 x 56 cm. 2005. The Rogatchi Art Collection. 
My Joy. Oil on canvas. 55 x 46 cm. 2009.
She. Oil on canvas, canvas and metal installation. 100 x 54 cm. 1996.
Bluebird Song. Oil on canvas. 60 x 50 cm. 1994. Private collection, USA. 
Dream of Rain. Oil on canvas. 80 x 76 cm. 1996.
The Heart of the Matter. Oil on canvas. 86 x 74 cm. 2001. Private collection, the UK.
Violin Garden. Oil on canvas. 73 x 92 cm. 2014.
Stones’ Song. Oil on canvas. 70 x 60 cm. 1996. 
Champs-Elysees III. Oil on canvas. 74 x 89 cm. 2009.
Cappuccino Kiss I. Oil on canvas. 76 x 60 cm. 2002. Private collection, Italy.
Night Blues II. Oil on canvas. 55 x 46 cm. 2009. Private collection, Moscow, Russia.
Trace of Your Breath II. Oil on canvas. 100 x 120 cm. 2016.
Tuscany Morning. Portrait of the Artist’s Wife Inna Rogatchi. Oil on canvas.
74 x 60 cm. 2013. The Rogatchi Art Collection. 
Breaking of Continuity. Oil on canvas. 77 x 70 cm. 1996. Private collection, Finland.
Love Letter. Oil on canvas. 70 x 64 cm. 2008.
Awaiting for Ridder. Oil on canvas. 60 x 50 cm. 1996. Private collection, Paris, France.
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.
Spring Girl. Oil on canvas. 50 x 46 cm. 2012. Private collection, the UK.
Letter to the Friend. Oil on canvas. 46 x 55 cm. 2014. Private collection, the UK.
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. 
An Evening Kiss. Odessa. Oil on canvas. 66 x 80 cm. 2013. Private collection, New York, USA.
Nocturne. Oil on canvas. 50 x 46 cm. 1995. Private collection, Italy.
Purple Dream. Oil on canvas. 72 x 64 cm. 1995.