#MAX AND #DiegoVoci™ FINALE
Jeune fille avec chapeau fleuri #291-921 40x50cm, Susan Max Private collection
Recollections of Susan Max, daughter of Stephen and Wendy Max:
“As a young girl living in #Germany, I had the rare treat of going to meet a “REAL” #artist.
I was so excited!
His name was Diego Voci and at first sight I recognized Diego’s #charisma. My nervousness subsided as he drew us into his world with his exceptional interest in each of us. He was very interested in the fact that both my middle brother and I read music and played instruments.
Diego upon learning of our #musical training removed a #napkin and drew a treble clef on it asking us to explain what the clef symbol was and a sheet of music he had. What struck me was that during this visit the house he lived in was a #cornucopia for the #imagination. He graciously took us through the living and working area and I seem to recall an easel with unfinished work set up in the studio.
I remember Diego as a man that displayed so much interest in the world around him. I also remember him saying that you could #paint with #color, #light and #canvas. He had the ability to instantly draw you into his world and to include you into it.
Much of my memories are that of an observer being let into a brilliant artists’ life. I remember how he also mentioned that I reminded him of a #painting he had done of a young girl and how my face shape was so similar. I remember being transfixed at the beautiful colors and the huge easels with work yet to be finished. On asking him when he painted, he responded when that he never knew when the urge would present itself and then as we were leaving Diego left and went in to the studio where he started to paint.
I am so lucky to be influenced by such a brilliant and still current REAL artist.”
Diego’s work truly expressed his poetical world and in so doing provides a never ending source of pleasure for us and his many admirers. –Stephen and Wendy Max December 1985
1973 “Le Amazzoni” 31 ½” x 39 ½”
#WOMEN IN #FAUVE. LOOK AGAIN! THE FIGURES ARE #WOMEN!
What is FAUVE?
- Original meaning, “Wild Beast”
- In art, “Early 20th Century group of French artists used vivid colors in marked contrast to the actual color of the area defined”.
COLOR ABOUNDS IN THIS #DIEGO MASTER PAINTING
“I paint wild woman in wild color” Diego 1973
In the spirit of the masters of “Fauve”, Matisse, Derain and others, Diego Voci holds nothing back in “Le Amazzoni”. This action packed canvas made its premiere performance, painted exclusively for Diego’s first ever USA exhibition held at the Broadmoor Hotel, November 1973 (Curated by Dr. Ogden Brown’s daughter Marsha Largent – Piper).
TRUTH ABOUNDS IN THIS PBS REPORT. YES, THEY WERE REAL!
CASE FILE: Amazon Warrior Women
THE SCENE: Russia and Mongolia
LEAD DETECTIVE: Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
The myth of the Amazons, a tribe of bloodthirsty blond women thundering across arid battlefields to the horror of their male foes, has lingered for centuries. Their exploits seized the imagination of the Greek scribes Homer, Hippocrates, and Herodotus. But proof of their existence had always been lacking. Now, a 2,500-year-old mystery has been solved, cracked by an American scientist whose ten-year odyssey led her tens of thousands of miles in pursuit of the truth. After unearthing evidence of a culture of ancient warrior women in the Russian steppes, Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball followed a trail of artifacts to a remote village in Western Mongolia, where her quest for a living link to a long-imagined tribe ended with a startling discovery. There, among the black-eyed Mongols, Davis-Kimball found a blond child, a 9-year-old girl named Meiramgul. Through DNA testing, Davis-Kimball finds that the DNA sequences of the warrior women and those from the girl of Mongolia are identical.
AC P of W #244 12/8/2014