“La #fille du #port” by #DIEGO

La fille du port” owned by Tom Frinta  and his wife Ena is best described in Tom’s own words,                                                                                                                                                    “La fille du port” is actually my favorite picture. I look at it several times a day. There is a very precious meaning. Her expression shows that poverty does not reduce the human values. Her face is still so beautiful and sovereign although she cannot afford a new dress.”

La fille du port Image from Tom w Frame Cropped 70x80cm 641-037

La fille du port” (Girl from the Harbor), Oil on Canvas, 70×80 cm, #641-037)

After connecting with Tom in March of 2015, the DVP found that not only did Tom share an exciting and clandestine adventure with “Diego” himself, this exquisite oil painting by Diego has a story of it’s own. To read about their “energizing” #adventure click on link at bottom of the WP post.

Circa 1973 Helga #Voci began keeping index cards of Diego oil #paintings, cards not found again until this year. Of recent DVP discovered 2 cards for the same painting. Coop has been the Diego Voci #Historian since #1973 and he and wife Patti continue to collect Diego #artwork and proudly display them with no intent to let go of any Diego artwork!

In 1974 Coop purchased“La fille du port” in Diego’s studioDiego later, on Christine Khan’s behalf, asked Coop & Patti for some of their Diego collection to keep Christine in business.  Since Coop let Patti choose a few, he had no idea which paintings were selected. Fortunately and unfortunately it ended up including the “La fille du port”.La fille du port 3 Images in 1 for post 3 DEC 2017

Once we made the connection of 2 Index cards selling the same painting the mystery was solved. Sold to Coop in 1974, it was resold to Tom in 1980, who proudly refers to Diego as his “close friend Antonio”.  “La fille du port” is in good hands with Tom and Ena.

Coop says “Tom has great taste”and that had he known Patti selecting this one          he’d have stopped her!

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/an-energizing-discovery/

Read more about internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-19-85) on Coop’s Wikipedia Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

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Who Owns Jeune Fille A La Fenettre?

Jeune Fille A La Fenettre

This is a Polaroid image of an original oil painting titled “Jeune Fille A La Fenettre”  50x60cm by internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85).

This painting was purchased by LTC. Tinsley in September 1, 1974.

Any information or whereabouts of this painting, please contact diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia website.

 

 

WHO OWNS THIS #BULLFIGHT TODAY?

Bullfight 1241-174 George Beasley

This Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) painting titled “Bullfight” from December 1974 was purchased by George Beasley and the Diego Voci Project team (all volunteer group) is searching for this painting or the whereabouts of.    

Please contact the Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com or www.diegovociproject.com

 

 

THE LOOK OF A #SUCCESSFUL #ARTIST

Content below is from the back cover of the 8 page #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

“When is finished the art piece? Never.  Any painting I can add more.  When I put my signature, for me it is finished.  I don’t say I’m satisfied.  I’m never satisfied.”  – DIEGO

23. 1974 DIEGO Catalog Page 8 of 8 (Back Cover) Diego Image

Image of DiegoVoci™ 1974

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com 

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THE #NOTORIETY CONTINUES FOR #ARTIST #DiegoVoci™

Content below is from page 7 of the 8 page #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

Commentary John Krueger Writer for Stars & Stripes Part II:

“Another character that often reoccurs in DIEGO’s portraits is the #clown – earnest, ruddy peasant faces under the #white makeup and the #red rose, true #children of “LA COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE”. 

Helga Voci  Mural

Mural done by DiegoVoci™

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commedia_dell%27arte

The memory of the classic form, always present in the subconscious of this truly modern #artist, gives a higher meaning and a more complex form to the work of DIEGO.  His groups of figures – here again he favors young voluptuous women – produce an almost three #dimensional effect, which is achieved by a competent use of the laws of perspective rather than by optical tricks, as, in the case of the #cubist #paintings. 

Episodes and intellectual adventures, which may at times attract great curiosity and interest among public and critics, bear very little resemblance to the fundamental values of art.  Too many collective and individual phenomena dismay and disappoint art lovers looking at modern art today.  Still, there are some artists who, unaffected by trends and passing fashions, dedicate themselves to the search for truth and beauty.  DIEGO is such a man.”

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

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ARTIST #DiegoVoci™ #HUMANISM RECEIVES NOTORIETY

Content below is from page 7 of the 8 page #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

Commentary John Krueger Writer for #Stars & #Stripes Part I:

C39 Friends ca. 1966 23 23 x 47 14 #1159-68 ORIGINAL

“Antonio DIEGO Voci considers the human face to be the most direct an effective way to illustrate and to express his intimate #poetical #world.  DIEGO’S deep concern for people reveals the painter’s #humanism, his #gift for perception, his #warmth, #equilibrium and #serenity of vision which are very characteristic of the #Italian temperament.

DIEGO’s oil #portraits of young #women – with #dark melancholy eyes, sensuous lips without a smile – convey a message of noble #beauty that transcends the physical portrait and becomes the revelation of a #soul, bringing to mind the sorrowful mysticism of the Italian painters of the XVth Century.

DIEGO’s great reverence and admiration for the Italian painters of the XVth and XVIth centuries, above all #Michelangelo and #Botticelli, can be sensed in his works, which are far from being a mere imitation of the classics and could be better described as a modern interpretation of the immortal ideals which have, through the centuries, uplifted the spirit of humanity through beauty artistically expressed.

Besides oils, #DIEGO works in #charcoal, #watercolors, #ink, #tempera, and #pastels.  Sometimes he combines ink and water color in a way reminiscent of #Japanese #art.  The dark outlines enhanced by splashes of flowing color given an impression of form in movement which is exceedingly decorative.

DIEGO is a painter of uncommon versatility and prolificacy, an intellectual devoid of all intellectualisms, an intelligent interpreter of #modern art movements who possesses the moral courage to remain faithful to his own personal dreams, inflexibly rejecting all influences alien to a nature nurtured under the glorious Italian skies, by the examples of the greatest artists of all times.”

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

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#TIMELESS #BEAUTY #FASCINATES #DESIRE TO POSSESS

Content below is from page 6 of 8, #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

“DIEGO VOCI creates works of art which are full of expression and timeless beauty; which deeply impress and #fascinate people with its exceptional appeal, and instill the desire to possess.”  – Herr Dahms, Galerie Dahms, #Wiesbaden

Stolen Clown and La Familie

“DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people.  They understand, they get excited about, and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’S art.  The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immense that people gradually acquire more and more of his work.   DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.” – Herr Dahms, Galerie Dahms, #Wiesbaden

Courtesy of Diego Voci Project: www.diegovociproject.com

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