#ART ADORNED: #D&G AND THE #OLDMASTERS

Compliments of The Diego Voci Project https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci . View Diego Voci’s works of art and fashions created by this internationally collected artist: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/designer-sculptor-tailor-cook-and-morediegovocitm/

#Christie’s exhibition explores the art historical influences behind Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections. Established by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985, Italian fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana is celebrated for its theatrical designs that incorporate luxurious fabrics, opulent embellishments and hand finishes. ‘Dolce&Gabbana has always drawn on culture, costume and art history for their designs,’ comments Flavia Lefebvre D’Ovidio, Old Masters Paintings specialist at Christie’s in London. ‘They pay homage to the past, whilst transmitting a sense of glamour, richness and opulence.’ Art Adorned (22 November to 3 December 2019) is a new exhibition at Christie’s in London that explores the enduring influence of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo movements on Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections, their homage to luxury and Italian craftsmanship.

“LA #LETTURA” – LADIES #READING by Antonio DIEGO Voci

La Lettura #571-689 Feldmann 1977 60x70cm

Diego Voci; “La Lettura”,  #571-689, oil on canvas, 70x60cm

Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) captured the most out of his #muses, not only the faces of people he met but the culture and everyday life. In this painting, you see ladies “reading” and relating. Diego, who is the “Artist of Thousand Faces”, absorbed the different cultures he traveled to.

The elongated neck… #Modigliani was the first artist to create this diversion in figurative art. The elongated neck became an embodiment of character adding to Diego’s creation of faces.

Where is this painting now? And the original owner? Mr. Feldmann from Maryland (who originally purchased this painting back in 1977).

View more of Diego Voci, Artist of Thousand Faces, on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/faces-diegovocitm/

THE #WARMTH OF #SPAIN

#Max and #DiegoVoci™ PART FOUR 

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Scene Espagnolewas purchased through Diego’s home in June of 1976.

“During our tour in #Europe we spent many wonderful #vacations and traveled throughout #Spain. It was during these vacation trips we came to appreciate the vibrant #culture and #beauty of the #Spanish people. When we saw the painting “Scene Espagnole” we understood immediately that it reflected our own feelings of the beauty of #Spain.

 Diego’s ability to articulate the #life of people through his #art is unparalleled.

We not only have our own memories of Spain, we appreciate a constant visual reminder of these memories through this #painting and Diego’s art. It was 1976 during our final visit to #Diego’s home in #Schwetzingen we instantly developed a deep appreciation for “Scene Espagnole”. We had by this time, in preparation for our repatriation, converted all of our funds to #Canadian #Dollars and transferred our finances to #Edmonton. Diego’s extraordinary insight and sensitivity focused like a laser beam on our situation and our attraction to this painting. Understanding this, Diego gave us the painting without deposit, simply on our promise we would pay for it on our return to #Canada.

When a few years later I had the opportunity to discuss his trust in me with this painting, I asked Diego what he would do if I hadn’t paid him as I promised, to which he immediately replied, in his playful good natured way  “I would have come to Canada and killed you”.

 

To view quotes by Helga and more information on this painting, visit this link

http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page3.html#58927