CENTAURO HYGENE SECRET REVEALED… …HALF WAY

The Sanitary Secret Diego Didn't Know

It’s a shame internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) did not live to learn the Centauro cleanliness secret.  Diego portrayed Centauro in his “Dance of Death” on canvas (see below).

C82-5Centauro 32 x 24

You can help.  There are at least two to three thousand “Diego” signed paintings to be found scattered worldwide (signed “Voci” pre – 1965).  Over the past 6 years the Diego Voci Project has identified about a thousand of a total of 4,000.  We estimate at least 80% survived.

Please contact the Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com with any leads you may have on the discovery of Diego Paintings.

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube

DANCING WITH #DEATH

 Many artists, #Picasso, #WilliamMorris, and #DiegoVoci would contemplate death in their work.

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) with deep feeling and respect visited “Death by Oil and Canvas” periodically with a sense of mystery and accents of beauty.

Diego_Centauro Laying_E

                                        Centauro” by Diego Voci 32 x 24

Centauro is the mythical Greek Warrior with human torso and horse body, surrounded here by ghostly figures of the dead.

The puzzlement of death was expressed when William Morris, famous glass artist, quoted a Shoshone medicine man who questioned

,“If the dead be truly dead, why should they still be walking in my heart?”

William Morris

“The feelings arrive unannounced and we must be ready to embrace them fully.  Our creativity and intuition access endless magic.”  – William Morris

To see other portrayals of Death by Diego Voci:

Death in Battle: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#16

Fortune Cookie: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page2.html#50

Diego’s Funeral:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#39

Death by Oil & Canvas” Series: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page2.html#41

If you have a Diego Voci experience to share, e-mail us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC P of W #250 2/21/2015

 

 

WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO MAKING #DIEGO VOCI ( VOH-chee) … A #CELEBRITY!

DIEGO Dancing in Front of Fireplace he Sculpted FOR BLOG 2 DEC 2014

The world is infatuated with #celebrities.

But, don’t tell #DIEGO, we’re making him a #celebrity.  Diego said,

You want to make me something in the sky with wings…go ahead.

You want to make me famous…go ahead.  But, this is  not my life.” -1974

#Vincent_Van_Gogh whose works were rejected during the #artist’s troubled lifetime would have gladly traded places with Antonio DIEGO Voci who in his lifetime (1920 – 1985) sold thousands of #paintings.

In 1973, Siegfried Dahms owner of #Galerie Dahms on the prestigious #Wilhelmsstrasse in #Wiesbaden said,

We cannot get enough DIEGOs for our collectors. 

He is exactly the taste

of the #German people.”

 #Diego died at home December 10, 1985. Diego’s studio/residence was nearby to Galerie Dahms in Taunusstein where his widow #Helga #Voci still lives today.

Google “Diego Voci” to see more. Prepare to be amazed.

DIEGO INSPIRES THE NEW GENERATION

Recollections of DIEGO VOCI by Susan Max, daughter of Stephen and Wendy Max follow below. Susan is the proud owner of “Jeune fille avec chapeau fleuri”Jeune fille avec Chapeau Fleuri 291-921 belongs to Susan 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 and played instruments. Diego upon learning or 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 areas 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 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 then that he never knew when the urge would present itself and then as we were leaving Diego left and went into the studio where he started to paint.

I am so lucky to be influenced by such a brilliant and still current REAL artist.”

Susan Max, Toronto, Canada                                                         (https://www.facebook.com/zenphotocafe)

For more images of DIEGO’s artwork and his masterpieces see Stephen Max’ newly published book The Beauty of Diego : http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

AC DV History #187 11/29/2014

This piece titled “Pferde” means “Horses” is 40″ x 51 7/8″

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This rare wall sculpture (relief) is presently owned by the Trevisan Family in Germany. DIEGO made very few wall sculptures (reliefs).

The Ogden Brown Family and Helga Voci are the known collectors that own wall sculptures (reliefs) by DIEGO in addition to the Trevisan Family.

We inquired to Helga Voci, widow of Diego, about the materials Diego used for the wall sculptures (reliefs). Helga replied “the material Diego used is plaster and then coloured”.

An example of a Diego relief in Native American motif owned by collectors the Ogden Brown Family: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818/Page3.html#81

An example of a front door (along with a close up) designed and sculpted in copper by Diego.
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting- of-the-week-5154118/Page6.html#160

AC P of W #195 4/21/14