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...Yvan Rebroff... by floriaiglenoir ...Yvan Rebroff... by floriaiglenoir
A portrait of this great artist
This was the very first portrait I did in oilpainting,some years ago.Yvan Rebroff,is my "idol"since I am a little girl.His voice is for me"heavenly".I went to see him several times on concert in the "cathedral of St.Michel"(Brussels).Phantastic!So,I decided,to offer one of his portrait,I painted,(which he accepted with pleasure),and he signed on mine,and even wrote me in greek(he is polyglot,too)"with endless love"..It was one of the most beautiful days in my life, having talked,with this great artist,who is very "modest"and human,is unforgettable ..and this portrait-a "treasure"therefore,for me..
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ohanian Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
I love this guy.
His voice is so deep, loud, and beautiful. He makes every russian song sound more epic then it its. He's quite a comedian too, if you've seen his video on youtube, him preforming fiddler on the roof hahahaa.
So sad this guy died. I wish there were more people like him :(
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist
...thank you so much for Your watch and appreciation of this painting of Yvan...:iconbowplz::iconblueheartsplz:
I know Yvan Rebroff's music,since my childhood,and later,had the immense privilige to meet him twice on concert,and personally talked to him...I have a souvenir photo of him with myself,tooken years ago,and it's like a treasure to me,as the signature he was writing on my oilpainting of him...and I offered him also another oilpaintig of his portrait...
He was a gorgous singer,changing from so deep into so high...:iconlovesplz:He was unique,for sure:iconburningheartplz:and he is a "Legend":iconlovenodplz:
He was a great comedian,as well,that's for sure...and beside being such a famous Artist,he knew,how to stay'modest" ,natural and human,and this are great qualities:iconbouquetplz:
I was very sad,also,when he passed over,but his name and talent will stay immortal...I am truly enchanted,that You admired,him as well...I am though honestly doubting,that one day Yvan Rebroff will have a "substitute":iconnono-plz:; or somebody,who can even reach,or approach on his "weal"(talent,I mean)...
ohanian Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
I know. he is unique!
The Cossack furry hat he wears. His long bushy beard. The Orthodox cross he proudly wears.
And that is true, there will not be anyone like him.
Sometimes when i sing katyusha, Kalinla, or him trying to sing fiddler on the roof, i deepen my voice just like him, its really a great experience :D
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
...I can imagine!:giggle::iconsingerplz::iconsparklyplz:
One of my favorite songs of him also is "havah nagila"...or "Zwei weisse Wolken" white clouds),and also "Wolga song"...FANTASTIC...:iconlovesplz:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful portrait!
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist
..I think I sent my message on the wrong place;(,sorry),Well,thank you for the compliment,and fav for the "Yvan the great".As I mentioned,he died about one week,and was such a great artist.Although,nowhere any comments anywhere,they just mentionned it in the journal for 1 minute...Feeling sad about this,for he,too was a"legende"of talent.for sure,I am "dreaming",but what would it be great,if you,with your talent,could write something about him...Just a "suggestion";)
Stroody Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very nice ........... Not heard of this man so thanks for the insight - He has an interesting face and the eyes are very trancing , almost hypnotic - Love the Russian hat , so detailed and life like - Fantastic !! - Excellent work !!
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist
..thank you again,for the compliment..Yvan Rebroff is 77years old,and stilling giving concerts..It is true,that he is not very"mediated"(?don't know the right word..)because he don't need publicity arround him,he is acompleted artist,(like two others,coming in my mind(in a different "register":Leonard Cohen,or Alanis Morissette(I Adore them)..
The most famous and worldsuccesful songs are:"Havah Nagila","Kalinka","if I were a rich man".Another song"two white clouds,two white dolphins"(in german)is particulary showing the "wonder of his voice"from the deepest to the highest..)well,again another passion of me,where I can't stop "babbling",and hoping,not"boring"you too much...
Stroody Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks fort he insight ...Fascinating and interesting information :) x
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February 9, 2008
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Date Taken
Nov 24, 2009, 10:57:22 PM