CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH DIEGO VOCI

In honor of the last few days celebrating Black History Month, the Diego Voci Project presents number 7 in the “COLORBLIND SERES” with “Jeune fille Avec Port Jaune”. An exquisite portrait of an African “Young Girl with a Yellow Pot” acquired by Captain Gene Page in 1974 from Antonio DIEGO Voci  at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany.

Captain Page had very good taste! Appreciate the bold color contrast and the folds in the fabric. Where is this painting today? We would like to know.

The image comes from hundreds of index cards, which Helga, Diego’s widow kept to document Diego sales. Faded by time the old photos lost their OOMPF. Shown here is the index card and photo, next to what the painting may have looked like as originally envisioned by Diego. Stephen Max, Producer for the DVP, brought the beautiful young African girl in the painting back to life.

“Jeune Fille Avec Pot Jaune” by DIEGO Voci LEFT: 28 Yr Old FADED Photo. RIGHT: RESTORED

Here are links to the series the “Colorblind” presented by our DVP team. Diego embraced every skin color. Because in truth, ALL lives matter:

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/colorblind-paintbrushes-series-one/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/colorblind-paintbrushes-series-two/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/colorblind-paintbrushes-series-three/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/colorblind-diego-art-series-5/

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/colorblind-paint-brushes-6/

VIEW WORLD TRAVELER DIEGO’s MANY INCREDIBLE CREATIONS: (42) Pinterest

DIEGO VOCI EMPATHIZES WITH POOR PEOPLE

Human beings are drawn to emotions in a form of expression that Diego did so well in his portrayal of people on canvas.  Diego empathized with people of lesser means and told their stories with his brushes.  No holding back, Diego captured the raw human face in his works to share the beauty of all walks of life.

The Silvers Family of Colorado shares their “Girl with Pitcher” with the Diego Voci Team, a painting completed during the Joy (Gibson) Naffouj time period.  Joy Naffouj in conversation with Diego one day said “Everyone knows you as Diego… you need to be signing your paintings Diego”.  That was the beginning of the Diego Voci Legacy (1965).

GIRL WITH PITCHER 60 x 80 cm

“Girl with Pitcher”, 31 ½” x 24”, oil on linen

Also see Diego’s “Supper” from the Silvers’ collection: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#263

AC P of W #263 3/30/2015