DIEGO & HORSES! He loved the majestic presence, the powerful muscles showing their strength, and the images he’d seen be Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Diego felt the power.
Each work created here by DIEGO VOCI shows how Versatility was Diego’s strength. Driven to experiment in every genre while remaining distinctly Diego.
Welcome to Part 1of 5 in the “FACES SERIES” by internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) also known as “The Artist of a Thousand Faces”. Diego was fascinated by the beauty and mystery of faces like the etched lines of life’s hardships in an old man’s face. Although we are only featuring Diego faces in this series, he was by no means limited to this category. Diego also loved figures such as the grace and power of a horse, the female body nude or in ballet, landscapes, still life, and many more genres which can be viewed in “The Beauty of Diego” book (Link below).
Depicted above are 6 of the “Faces” #masterpieces by Diego. Compiled thanks to Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, who began taking polaroids in the mid 70’s and indexed them to create an inventory of sorts. Some #polaroids are severely faded and definitely not as vibrant as Diego’s originals would have been.
There are several hundred index cards with images of Diego’s art that Helga found in the basement a few months ago dated as sold in 1975-77. The box unfortunately represents only a mere number of the Diego #artworks. Nonetheless it supports the fact that there are a couple thousand more in the world to be found. Indexing the artworks was suggested by Diego Voci Historian, Coop #Cooprider early on, but unfortunately it does not include hundreds of paintings Diego created prior to the mid 70’s.
Help us find the owners of these masterpiece faces!
See DIEGO’s versatility on the Diego Voci Project’s PINTEREST page:
Peruse the 1st Deluxe Coffee Table Book “The Beauty of Diego”
DIEGO’s STRENGTH WAS HIS VERSATILITY!
Two Great Artists with a Deep Love of #Horses
Worldly acclaimed Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) both equine illustrators exemplar. Examples of Diego’s compilation of horses is the first set and Degas is the second set of image.
The purpose of including 2 images (positioned in the center in the first set) by Diego is to find them today so we can bring their provenance up to date. If you see them, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All we know to date is the top center one was posted on Artifact Collectors by Nadja, we believe in Germany. And the bottom center image was purchased originally by Col. Harrington back in 1975.
We begin with DIEGO’s #love of the #horse.
DIEGO was fascinated by the #strength and fluid lines of the horse. A frequent subject.
“Cavalliere” 1970, 19 5/8″ x 28 5/8″ oil on wood, signed “Diego” Private #Collection
“Horses Racing” 40″ x 28″, oil on canvas; signed “A. Voci”, sister to “Horses Grazing” Collector unknown
“Green Horse” Drawing 27 ½” x 19 ½”, Pastel on Paper, signed “D. Voci”
Do you know of any other Horse drawings and / or Horse paintings by DiegoVoci ™?
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The #New Generation of DiegoVoci™ aficionados continues to build as the #DiegoVoci™ Archive received an image of painting by Diego from a half a century ago. What is the connection to General #Patton?
James, who lives in the U.K., is a proud #New Generation owner of “Cheveaux Arabs” (Arabian #Horses), a Diego painted in 1969. James Cockerill reveals its history:
“It was won at the German American Friendship Ball, chaired by George Smith Patton IV, [a Major General in the United States Army and] the son of famous World War II general, George S. Patton. My mother was working in Major General Patton’s office in the very early 70’s.
At the ball it was the First Prize in a Raffle, which my mother won. It’s been owned by my family ever since. I remember it always hung in the lounge on the wall. We were living in Nuremberg (Nürnberg) which is where I was born.”
The back of the canvas reveals a mystery. Who blacked out the writing and why? The top one appears to be the signature of “Jawdat” #Naffouj who had an exclusive contract with Diego at that time. It looks like the #painting went back to Diego for some reason – and either Diego or Jawdat was the obliterator. There are others like this. Do you own one?
Travelers #Don_Quixote and #Sancho chased windmills around the world. In 1974 they became travel companions to Bill Lindsey in the beautiful city of #Heidelberg, where Bill purchased the Diego oil painting shown here. After nearly 40 years of enjoying his companionship with Don Quixote and Sancho, this Diego is now preparing to leave Bill’s Las Vegas office and travel again. Bill’s sister Denise is welcoming the world travelers to her home where it will remain in the Lindsey family in North Carolina. Thank you Bill and Denise for keeping Diego for the all the new generations of Diego #aficionados.
See other Diego explorations depicting scenes of Don Quixote on our Diego Voci Project Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/don-quixote-diegos/
If you have not viewed the Diego coffee table book “The Beauty of Diego” by S. Max, take a look – its free. See pages 70 and 71 for more on the story of Diego’s love of these world travelers http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego
Have you any works by DIEGO VOCI? Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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