From the DIEGO Voci Collection ca. 1974, a piece from his glass painting series, the painting titled “Women and Blue Pottery” is done with Glass Paint on canvas.

DIEGO defies being put in a box.  He was constantly experimenting.  Glass paint was a real challenge.  There is no second chance to change the paint once it hits the canvas.  DIEGO’s sure hand is all the more evident in “Women and Blue Pottery”, one of a dozen known DIEGO works with glass paint.

If you know of others, let us know at the only authorized Diego Voci Archive, diegovociproject@gmail.com.

C28 Glass Painting Series  Women and Blue Pottery 24 x 32“Women and Blue Pottery” 32 x 24″ Glass Paint on canvas

DIEGO quote “I was born to be an artist” Antonio DIEGO Voci

Diego Voci is on YouTube and Google.

Courtesy of Diego Voci Project at www.diegovociproject.com

  Oct. 10, 2011 AC P o W 5

#Diego Voci and Gigi #GUADAGNUCCI gave us #Passion and #ART


News from Calabria, #Italy, where #Diego Voci is listed as one of the FAMOUS CALABRIANS, including more than 5 Popes, a dozen Saints, the Versace Family, Artists and more:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calabria 

 #Riace Bronze, #CALBRIA Italy  http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?74xib-f2yqa-v3q30y8&_v=2

Italy Risks Priceless Riace Bronzes for Cash

Alexander Forbes, Thursday, August 21, 2014 (Click on Link above to artnet)

“Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini is weighing whether to ship the world-renowned #Riace Bronzes from their home in #Calabria, over 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) north to Milan, the Corriere della Sera reports. In the proposed plan, the pair of statues would travel to the next Universal Exposition, EXPO 2015, for a period of six months. However, many experts believe that even a slight movement could result in the nearly 2,500-year-old-statues’ destruction. There’s no telling, they say, what havoc such a lengthy trip could wreak.

Known interchangeably as the Riace Bronzes or the Riace Warriors, the pair of life size statues depict naked Greek warriors and were created between 460–420 BC. They are currently housed at the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in a climate controlled room on pedestals designed to minimize even the slightest movement due to seismic or other activity. First discovered in 1972, they underwent nine years of conservation before emerging to great fanfare in 1981. They recently underwent a second round of restoration from 2010–2011 while the museum was also undergoing renovations.”




To see more Diego nudes:           http://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/nudes-gallery/


More on Antonio Diego Voci:     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci


Coop Cooprider, Diego Historian: diegovociproject@gmail.com



Matisse and DIEGO in one IMAGE for Social Media Aug.2.2014

Henri #Matisse and #DiegoVoci were fascinated with the female body, as many master artists were. The #Odalisque in Red Pants Matisse nude, on left valued at $3 million had been stolen, FBI recovered. #Donna Seduta #nude on right was done by #Diego in 1971, oil on wood accented by strokes of Diego’s palette knife scarring the paint. Diego felt all female bodies are beautiful.   (See #Euronews video: http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/09/venezuela-recovers-stolen-matisse-painting/ )

Coop #Cooprider, Diego Historian, wrote in “The Beauty of Diego”*:

 “Every person has their own perception of beauty. In 1974 Diego described with
heavy Italian accent, the beauty he sees in the female:

“A man look at woman, this is cerebral feeling. When I like fat woman, I build Venus that way. I like skinny woman, I build Venus that way.”

Diego was smitten by the beauty of all females.”

                      *Preview book: http://www.blurb.com/b/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego


            ABOVE is NOT the real $3 million dollar Matisse!     THIS IS:

Odalisque a la culotte rouge - 1925

Odalisque a la culotte rouge, Henri Matisse 1925

The next question to consider is how does one price beauty when not a Matisse? One zero less than $3 million dollars? Two zero’s less? Three zeros? Good art is priceless.

To see more Diego nudes:           http://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/nudes-gallery/

More on Antonio Diego Voci:     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Coop Cooprider, Diego Historian: diegovociproject@gmail.com

#”The Beauty of Diego”

See the Preview here:


#”The Beauty of Diego”.



“The Beauty of Diego” featuring internationally collected artist Antonio #Diego Voci (1920-1985) opened last week sharing billing at Times Square with Mamma Mia. Producer Stephen #Max was bathed in acclaim at #“The Beauty of Diego” after party . . .

#BRAVO!    . . .and, then I woke up.*

In reality “The Beauty of Diego” is a handsome real life new 145 page deluxe book ($127) featuring more than 120 images of Italian post-war modern master artist Diego Voci.

#Canadian,  Stephen Max, is the real life producer who invites you to a review via an electronic tour of the amazing real life book.   http://www.blurb.com/b/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

The Beauty of DIEGO

The Beauty of DIEGO

For the biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

* The author of this dream is Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian: diegovociproject@gmail.com


At last we have located this magnificent #Diego Voci #art contribution to the world of #surrealism.


Four and a half years ago, the volunteer Diego Voci Project began its search for the lost art of Antonio Diego Voci.  The existence of this stellar “Composition” was known, but not its whereabouts.  It was seen on the easel in this black and white photo taken about 1966-67, in the living room of Helga and Diego’s rented home/studio in Wiesbaden, Germany (in the middle is their friend Heidi).  See image below.

Helga Diego and Neighbor with Composition

This exceptional surrealism example was under the bed in the home of the original owners in Lansing, Kansas, due to down-sizing.  Jeri found our websites.    As soon as we learned of this marvelous canvas, we featured it as the May 12, 2014 Painting of the Week.  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page7.html#201.

Last week, the painting arrived at the doorstep of Coop Cooprider, Diego Art Historian.  When the major Diego Museum exhibition takes place, (awaiting a generous benefactor) this “Composition” signed “Diego” with its statuesque rhythm will hold a prominent position among this forgotten artist’s masterworks.

The learn more about Diego, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

To see other works by Diego, Google “Diego Voci Images” https://www.google.com/search?q=diego+voci+images&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Do3WU72RAdG9oQTrlYI4&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1507&bih=783

To communicate contact email diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC P of W #200 5/2/2014

#”The Beauty of Diego”

PREVIEW:   blur.by/1xo4tx2   …..click …. turn the pages …come on….do it, now!

Purchase at cost from: blur.by/1xo4tx2

The Beauty of DIEGO

“The Beauty of Diego” is a handsomely bound 12” X 12” high quality, hard cover Coffee Table Book with more than 100 colour images of Diego’s works never before published in book form. The book is conceived as a Fine Art Book for Art Lovers everywhere to enjoy and display. Published in support of the Diego Voci Project and Estate. Purchase at cost from: blur.by/1xo4tx2

DIEGO Page Sample 1

“The first idea… the first few lines decide the whole work.”  Diego

... #clowns ...

… #clowns …

“A man does not find interest to be an artist …

…. It comes automatically” Diego