Rest In Peace Lee (Voci) Iatesta

Diego’s niece, Lee, passed away at the age of 85 last Sunday in her home in Broomall, Pennsylvania. Lee, of all Diego’s relatives, was the most like her wandering artist Uncle. A gifted painter and sculptor in her own right, Lee inherited the genes of the artist. Lee entered a class of over 100 women at Immaculata College in 1949 and was one of only 32 to graduate in a time when few women went to college and most left before graduating to get married and start a family. Lee taught French, raised two wonderful daughters and inspired her children to explore the world.

The post below tells the story of Lee and Diego meeting for the fist time in Europe. Her sculpture of the mother and child was typical of her figurative work. One can see the brushstrokes of Diego in the shapes Lee created.

We remember Lee this Christmas Day and know that she is with her Uncle Diego in Heaven.
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-meets-his-neice-in-1970-479.html

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THE #NOTORIETY CONTINUES FOR #ARTIST #DiegoVoci™

Content below is from page 7 of the 8 page #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.

Commentary John Krueger Writer for Stars & Stripes Part II:

“Another character that often reoccurs in DIEGO’s portraits is the #clown – earnest, ruddy peasant faces under the #white makeup and the #red rose, true #children of “LA COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE”. 

Helga Voci  Mural

Mural done by DiegoVoci™

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commedia_dell%27arte

The memory of the classic form, always present in the subconscious of this truly modern #artist, gives a higher meaning and a more complex form to the work of DIEGO.  His groups of figures – here again he favors young voluptuous women – produce an almost three #dimensional effect, which is achieved by a competent use of the laws of perspective rather than by optical tricks, as, in the case of the #cubist #paintings. 

Episodes and intellectual adventures, which may at times attract great curiosity and interest among public and critics, bear very little resemblance to the fundamental values of art.  Too many collective and individual phenomena dismay and disappoint art lovers looking at modern art today.  Still, there are some artists who, unaffected by trends and passing fashions, dedicate themselves to the search for truth and beauty.  DIEGO is such a man.”

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #18 5/7/2010