#EASTER WISH COMES TRUE AT ST.PETERS BASILICA

whole Voci fam Enhanced and Cropped

62 years ago, Messina Arcangela, the Matriarch of the Voci family was treated to her long awaited religious wish to visit Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.  Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85) is standing to the right of his mother Messina (the 3rd one in from the left).

Diego Voci’s family in Gasperina, Italy were devote Catholics, which shows up in Diego’s painting below titled “Procession“.

C45 Procession #93897 20 12 x 16 12

Diego Voci “Procession” #93877 20 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ oil on canvas

Visit www.diegovociproject.com to view & learn more about internationally collected artist Diego Voci (1920-85)

#TENSION BETWEEN #HORSE AND #MAN

Content in excerpt is from page 3 of 8 of the 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™Historian And the interview continues by journalist Victoria Williams in #Germany:

“Although dates and facts mean little to DIEGO, a man who lives…

… for each day, the introduction in #Paris in January 1960 to Helga Drössler was a significant turning point in DIEGO’s life.

“My life took on a new meaning. I became more.” 

Helga is DIEGO’s wife.

During DIEGO’s extensive travels he was always #painting, always #learning …

“to fill a need … to express.”

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30" x 22 "

Horse w/ Man in Browns Mixed Medium 30″ x 22 “

DiegoVoci™ “Man with Horse” ; This third page also included this fluid DIEGO illustration

There was an #EXHIBITION in #CAPRI followed by a one-man show at the GALLERIA LA BUSSOLA in #TORINO. DIEGO won 2nd prize in the #VENICE EXPOSITION of 1951. He assisted the artist BROSSI in painting the FRESCO for a village church near #ROME. DIEGO also studied at the ÉCOLE DES BEAUX ARTS in #Paris.”

I am with DIEGO 14 years and I am still amazed by the way he draws.”
Helga Voci, 1974.”

To be continued..

Courtesy of the DiegoVoci™ Estate: diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC DV History #14 5/6/10

THE BIG GIFT TO DIEGO VOCI’S MOTHER

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In 1955 the Matriarch of the Voci family was treated to her long awaited religious wish to visit Saint Peters Basilica in Rome.

Messina Arcangela (b. 1880), was granted her 75TH birthday wish by 2 of her 3 sons.  On her left is her middle son Giuseppe age 42, a musician in the Rome Orchestra; and his daughter Lina age 11, to the right of Messina is her youngest son, our internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci age 35, dressed smartly (most likely in clothes of his own making trained at tailoring school in Reggio); To the right of Diego, Maria Teresa Voci, she is the mother to Mario age 13, standing in front of her.  To the far right is Tonino age 16, older brother to Mario.  Tonino was later killed in an auto accident 2002.  Diego was his idol.

Mario, now in his seventies who supplied this family photo said of his “Nanny” (Grandmother), “The coolest lady I’ve ever known.  Cooler than a refrigerated cucumber”. 

Vincenzo, Diego’s oldest brother, at the time of this photo, was the missing brother, a professional designer at Pincus Manufacturing in Philadelphia, his home since he was 15 years old.

Messina’s husband Giuseppe Antonio had passed away.  He wanted Diego and his brothers to be tailors and sent them all to tailoring school in Reggio (birthplace of Versace).  His advice to Diego who said he wanted to be an artist, Toto [Diego], the God of Art does not give bread”.