A #TASTE OF #PARIS IN EACH IMAGE FROM #DIEGO

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART THREE

Diego in Paris with Dans La Rue“Dans La Rue” top painting by DiegoVoci™

and a #YouTube video snapshot (image below) created by Stephen Max

Stephen and Wendy Max, collectors of #DiegoVoci™ works of #art and past exclusive agent for Diego’s works in #Canada.

“…In 1975..We continue to have fond memories of a motor trip, early in our tour, to #France.

One of the first great European City’s we visited was #Paris.  “Dans La Rue” is the Diego oil painting which helps to keep those memories of “The City of Love” alive and current.

Here, Diego created an immersive work capturing stunning detail which explodes with #color.  This oil on #canvas represents one of our more memorable trips, with its perfect depiction of a moment in the streets of #Paris.  Its simple #beauty, coupled with the complexity of form strikes you at every level (just like #Paris itself) with its eloquent yet subtle depictions of its people.

The combination of #people, #structure and the #energy of being “In The Streets” make it one of our favorite #paintings.”

Visit Part One

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/diegovoci-in-canada-part-one/

and

Part Two

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/diegovoci-in-canada-part-two/

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#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™PART TWO

Stephen and Wendy Max, #collectors of #DiegoVoci™ works of #art and past exclusive agent for Diego’s works in #Canada shares his personal experiences with #DiegoVoci™.

Diego’s paintings are wordless, eloquent and #joyous expressions of Diego, a man and an artist we have known”. …Stephen and Wendy Max December 1985

Suonatrice-di-linto June 1974 TV Guide and Diego Afn TV Guide

“In 1975, we visited Diego and Helga at their home to meet with Diego and consider purchasing additional #paintings.

Diego and Helga were living in #Schwetzingen, #Germany at the time. Diego’s home housed art in so many #mediums and #forms, the visit was enchanting and we appreciated an enjoyable afternoon with Diego and Helga and a great bottle of #wine. On that visit we purchased the “Madchen Mit Tuch” and while there, we noticed an uncompleted painting, on an #easel in Diego’s #studio which was to become Suonatrice di Linto (February 1975).

Wendy and I instantly became entranced with the unfinished work and developed an unshakable bond with the painting, we needed to have it. We were able to convince Diego to complete the painting for us. This was truly a privilege to have witnessed the creation and completion of this painting which we enjoy as a masterpiece today.”

 This Guide to #TV shown with the image of “Suonatrice di Linto” was Stephen and Wendy Max first exposure to #DiegoVoci™ in #Germany 1974.                 https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/max-and-diegovocitm/

To view additional writings about “Suonatrice di Linto” click on the links below:

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#86908

and

https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/watching-master-painter-diego-complete-a-masterpiece/

Stay tuned to Part III…

AC DV History #213 2/24/2016

#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ PART ONE

Stephen and Wendy Max, collectors of DiegoVoci™ works of art and past exclusive agent for #Diego’s works in #Canada.

Stephen shares his personal experience;

Image of Stephen Max

“It’s difficult to find the right words to describe the association and friendship

with this great artist (DiegoVoci™) and his immediate family.

 Our association which developed and flourished for more than a decade, now seems like a “blink of an eye”.

 Our family travelled to Germany in 1971 with The RCAF to serve in Baden- Soellingen.  Initially we lived in the city of Rastatt and soon after our arrival relocated to the Married Quarters area in the village of Weitenung. Our three children were educated in the Base Baden school system and life there was exciting with travel as a primary focus during our tour.

Originally we were to serve a three year engagement which by our choice developed into a five year stay in Germany. During that time, Wendy and I became aware of and interested in the art of Diego and his works.”

Our first exposure to DiegoVoci™ came through the TV guide cover story in 1974. It took some time and effort to finally locate the artist and we first viewed Diego’s works shortly after, at a showing in the Officers Club in Heidelberg.

There, we were completely swept away with his works and we made our first purchase “The Face of a Young Woman ”.   That was in Nov 1974. “

 

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Face of a Young Woman Oil on Canvas #1141-173    40 x 30 CM

To be continued….

 

AC DV History #104 4/4/2013

#PICASSO MEETS #ELGRECO?

In 1981, St. Albert residents, Stephen and Wendy Max presented the first Canadian showing of the work of Antonio Diego Voci.  The press paid attention:

“His (DiegoVoci™) paintings have overtones of Picasso cubist style, in harmony with an esthetic clarity suggestive of #ElGreco.” Section of article “St. Albert residents host art show”

Diego Griesbach July 1980 Newspaper article and image of Diego painting Suonatrice di linto

 

The success of “#PICASSO MEETS #ELGRECO” stemmed into the launch of Goldcrest Galleries Ltd by Stephen Max as he became Canada’s exclusive agent for DiegoVoci™ until his death in 1985.

Diego 4.21.1981 Goldcrest Gallery Toronto CN

Courtesy of the all volunteer Diego Voci Project Team: www.diegovociproject.com

To Buy an original DiegoVoci™ visit Diego Voci Project website: http://www.diegovociproject.com/#!acquire-originals/c1d4p

 

 

JUMP ON BOARD THE #DIEGOVOCI™ TIME MACHINE……1981

#StephenMax, #DiegoVoci™  #Canadian Representative, staged an exhibition of #DiegoVoci™ works of art at the Griesbach Officers Club in #Edmonton.  A #newspaper article captured the exhibition “#PICASSO MEETS #ELGRECO?”.   After the exhibition, many conversations between Diego and Stephen Max took place and the concept of promoting Diego’s works in #Canada was formed.

The agreement came together to consign DiegoVoci™ works of art while preparations of the launch of #GoldCrest Galleries LTD was established.

Stephen Max arranged more exhibits, in Helga’s words…

“Diego and I attended exhibitions of DiegoVoci™ works of art in Canada, 1981. One was the Goldcrest Galleries Ltd., in Columbus Center Toronto. The other was the Van Zoolingen Galleries in Edmonton.”

See the image of Stephen Max below along with one of #DiegoVoci™ #gallery displays in Canada.

Stephen Max and one of Diego's Galleries

Courtesy of Diego Voci Project Team: www.diegovociproject.com

To read more of the Helga and Diego Historical Chapters: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#43747

 

MISSING LARGE DIEGO VOCI™ PAINTING…CALLING #SHERLOCK: WHERE IS “JERRY O”?

Jerry O AC Post 92 & 93 February 2010

The Diego Voci Project never received an image for the Diego Voci Archive Database.  Please contact the diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information on “Jerry O” or the image.

Jerry O AC Post 134 June 11 2010

#CUBISM JUAN #GRIS & #DIEGO #VOCI

#Juan Gris and #Diego Voci's ARTIST STUDIO (Tempera 100x75cm)

#Juan Gris & #Diego Voci’s ARTIST STUDIO owned by Stephen & Wendy (Tempera 100x75cm)

#MANDOLINS and #GUITARS

Love for #Music often brought instruments into the art of #JuanGris and #DiegoVoci

Diego Voci’s Tempera “Artist Studio” is one of 28 DIEGO #artworks owned by Stephen and Wendy Max of Edmonton, #Alberta. They exclusively represented #Diego in #Canada from 1981 until Diego’s untimely death in 1985.

Sign up for Stephen Max’ monthly DIEGO VOCI PROJECT NEWSLETTER by sending an e-mail to diegovociproject@gmail.com

For more on DIEGO and #Cubism: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/cubism-gallery/

Our Paintings of the Week: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page10.html#98716

AC P of W #288 10/9/2015

ANOTHER #SURREALISM MASTERPIECE BY #DIEGOVOCI

This dramatic “Green Horse”, surrealistic in nature oil painting is owned by Stephen and Wendy Max in Edmonton, Canada. The depth in the “Green Horse” is as effective as wearing 3-D glasses.  Stephen and Wendy’s collection of Diego Voci artwork began in the late sixties, and after all these years still numbers 27 pieces. Large numbers of Diego works per collector is not uncommon especially in Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Italy and USA.

The Green Horse_oil on Canvas_40_X_80CM

 “The Green Horse”, 31 ½” x 16″, oil on canvas

Explore DIEGO’s Horse Genre series in Diego Voci History.
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-history- 4330818/Page2.html#56

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#DiegoVoci’s “THE WHITE HORSE” HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD

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The White House, #683 80x60cm oil on canvas

The Provenance is the source of credibility to the life of a painting.  The White Horse by Diego Voci began with Diego himself and then was placed into the hands of Naffouj Gallery in Germany, Diego’s representation at the time during the 1960’s (often identified by the wood wedges which Diego used during the Naffouj time period).  The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in the 1970’s (as it was placed in a frame that Diego’s wife, Helga Voci, made for the piece).  The painting in 1973 was in an exhibition in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the famous Broadmoor Resort sponsored and hosted by Dr. Ogden Brown Family.  After the exhibition, The White Horse traveled back to Diego’s hands in Germany then flew to Edmonton, Canada in 1981.  Stephen Max acquired the painting as Diego’s representor for Canadian collectors in his Gold Crest gallery.  The White Horse was purchased by art collectors Giselle and George Dean of Edmonton, AB, Canada.. where it has been ever since..

To learn more search “Diego Voci” on Google and YouTube.

AC P of W #278 6/10/2015

SOLD $500 “FISHER PEOPLE” BY DIEGO VOCI

Helga Voci, widow of internationally collected artist Diego Voci said:

“Diego played cards with the Fishermen”

Diego specialized in portraying the common people.  Diego with Helga at his side would seek out places to purposely live among them.

Fisher People final

Fisher People, #1591-9, 41” x 30” oil on canvas

This painting is one of the very first when the signature “Diego” was applied to his canvas.  How do we know?

  1. Joy Gibson was a Canadian art dealer based in Zweibrucken, Germany. Her stamp is on the back of the canvas.
  2. Joy was the one who influenced the artist to start signing “Diego” the nickname he was known by (formerly he signed some form of Voci as on the painting given to JFK in 1963 in Wiesbaden).
  3. This was before Joy married Dr. Jawdat Naffouj and added his last name to hers. Naffouj Gallery remains to this day in Landstuhl, Germany.

Stay alert.  A Diego Voci painting may appear anywhere.  This one was donated to Goodwill and just auctioned at $500.

Visit www.diegovociproject.com

AC P of W #274 5/27/2015