A RARE DIEGO MOMENT CAPTURED…

…In 1972, 12 years after Helga Drössler was introduced to Diego in Paris at the famous artist filled café, Les Deux Magots.  Diego and Helga remain intimately connected with each brushstroke until his death in 1985.  In this great candid photo in his home studio in Schwetzingen, Germany, Diego had already painted over 1000 oil paintings on canvas with Helga.  Diego is intent and surrounded by all that he truly loved, his paints, brushes, a canvas and most importantly, his wife Helga.  (VOH-chee)    https://youtu.be/_WUYmz0Jkc0 
This letter was written by Helga Voci, widow of Diego Voci. She sent this letter when she sent the photo of the two of them.
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“OLD MAN PORTRAIT” 4SALE ON ETSY

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Diego Voci; “Old Man Portrait” Acrylic on Canvas, late 1960’s 

Antonio Diego Voci(1920-1985) Painting Listed Italian Artist “Old Man” portrait 26″ x 30″ framed 20″ x 24″ canvas

Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian, notes that this is the original frame from  Naffouj Gallery.  Naffouj Gallery represented Diego Voci, click to learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Germany_-_Naffouj_and_Dahms_galleries

KEEP AN EYE OUT! A HIDDEN GEM AWAITS YOU

The Trial framed cleaned up

Diego Voci; The Trial 38″x30″ Framed, oil painting Private Collection

 

We (The Diego Voci Project Team) just learned that James Thomson, Diego Voci Collector, acquired “The Trial” by internationally collected artist, Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) from an online Goodwill auction.

James shares;

“I purchased another oil painting by Diego. The canvas measures (31 X 23 inches), framed (38 X 30 inches). On the back is Diego printed and below that in English, the title ” The Trial ” which I assume is the trial of the Apostle’s Peter and John with them in the painting stands the cripple that they cured who stood up with Peter and John to defend the Apostles before the threatening Jewish Council. The Council asked them “By what power or in whose name did you do this?””

 This painting title “The Trial” was during the time the DIEGO signature began on his works (ca. 1966).  Diego began an exclusive contract to NAFFOUJ Gallery. The frame is the style commonly used by Naffouj for DIEGO as well as other artists. The biography on the back was written by Joy Gibson before she married Jawdat Naffouj. Joy now resides in Canada. Our estimation is the work is around 1966. The historical interpretation certainly to fits what James Thomson wrote.

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#DIEGO PAINTING 40 YRS AGO DM 1,800

Italienische Landschaft #781-842 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Italienische Landschaft” #781-842 oil on canvas 50x40cm

Herr Dirk Reischauer of Wiesbaden, exactly 40 years ago paid 1,800 in German currency for this canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee); (1920-1985). He was attracted to Diego’s expression of simplicity, composition, color contrast and depth of distance. But, where is Dirk and his painting today? Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com
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#DIEGO_VOCI & THE MARKETPLACE #1975

Marche de Fleurs and Market Day

Happy #LaborDay!       Go To The:   #Market #marché #Markt #mercato #mercado

Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) enjoyed the atmosphere of the open market in the many villages he traveled, the variety of people, the conversations, and capturing the stories from their eyes and their #faces, that he would later remember on canvas. (As shown here on faded polaroids provided by Diego’s widow, Helga Voci, she made these frames.)

“MARCHÉ DE FLEURS” was purchased by Captain Kuehn in March 1975. “MARKET DAY” was purchased by Ronald Harrington in April 1975. Where are they and their Diego’s now?  

Visit us and share your DIEGO #art with #aficionadoes: www.diegovociproject.com

DIEGO VOCI “ARTIST OF A THOUSAND FACES”

Der Monch #1151-397 oil on canvas 60x70cm

“Der Mönch”, by Antonio DIEGO Voci, 70 x 60 cm, Oil on Canvas, #1151-397

Larry Martel in #Heidelberg, Germany bought “Der Mönch” on Thanksgiving Day. The monks seems to be saying to the artist, “Who is the guy, Diego? Are you sure I can trust him?” Diego’s wife Helga captured this Diego memory on canvas with her polaroid camera in 1975, since faded.

Click to view “Faces” on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

Visit the Monthly Newsletters on Diego Voci Project: https://www.diegovociproject.com/archived-newsletters

 

#DIEGO_VOCI The Vagabond #Photographer and #Painter

Landscape

Diego Voci:  Landscape, oil on #canvas

As the internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) #traveled the world he constantly took photos in his mind to replicate on canvas at some later date.  This little gem #painting of a #landscape is an orphan without title year, or size…

… owner unknown.  Anyone???

Help us find it – Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com

CARICATURE ART IS AN ART FORM

A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Caricature art can be funny. Caricature art can be biting. Caricature art can be influential.

This exceptional caricature artist is generously rewarded by New Yorker Magazine for making President Trump look foolish; talented art that effectively reflects the magazine’s political bias. The extreme can become a turn-off too many.

New Yorker and Diego's Father in Law image

Although Diego avoided politics, his caricatures were exceptional.
Diego used caricature art not only to get quick money, but moreover to study people’s faces that would eventually appear by brush and paint on canvas.*

*To view “The Beauty of Diego” book click here: www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

DIEGO_VOCI #PERCEPTION OF #3D ON CANVAS

Unter Der Brucke #861-543 Jon Ferrante 1976

Der Brunnen #491-955 Harley Maddock 1979

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) creates an illusion of distance, making the viewer peer through an arch or window to see his faraway subject. Here are 2 examples (above) from 1976 and 1979.

Have you found or know of a DIEGO artwork? Contact us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

GOOGLE “DiegoVoci” and Click on IMAGES – see Google’s “DIEGO” Gallery . . . .

 

“Vincent” Could Be a Song About Diego Voci

A line in Don McClean’s haunting song about Vincent #VanGogh is “Weathered faces lined in pain are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand”. The “weathered faces” of people being deported likewise inspired Diego’s hand with brush to canvas.

 

Les Deportes #361-464 60x80cm Kantor 1976

Diego Voci; “Les Deportes” #361-464 80x60cm oil on canvas

This painting “Les Deportes” was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Kantor in 1976. Mr. & Mrs. Kantor found the Diego Voci Project back in 2010 on a thread title Diego Voci History on Artifact Collectors. Here is link to other stories at Artifact Collectors; Diego Voci History  and here an image of the Mr. & Mrs. Kantor reaching out to the Diego Voci Project.

Nita & George Kantor October 9 2010 AC