LEONARDO DA VINCI INSPIRED DIEGO VOCI

Leonardo da Vinci, St Jerome (begun circa 1482). Photo © Governatorate of the Vatican City State, Vatican Museums, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The work is Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome, and it is on loan from the Vatican Museums in Rome

MET GETS LOAN OF DA VINCI

“For Leonardo, a painter’s most ambitious goal was to convey a composition with convincing emotion,” said exhibition curator Carmen Bambach. “Few paintings in the history of Western art can elicit such a powerful psychological reaction.” – #ARTNEWS: https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/leonardo-st-jerome-metropolitan-museum-1594957

Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) VOH-chee inspired by Leonardo da Vinci to capture powerful emotions in his works of art; see below as an example.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

See the entire painting “The Fisherman’s Miraculous Catch” by Diego Voci here; https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/no-tomorrows-no-yesterdays-only-the-moment-diegovoci/

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