It’s not only funny but true. He really could articulate the point. Courtesy of Joyce Dostart and the Cooprider Family Collection.
Diego Voci Project needs your help! $20,000 REWARD!
$20,000 REWARD yes $20,000 REWARD for this stolen masterwork by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) 1920-1985!
From the voice of Marsha Piper, one of the daughters to the Brown Family;
“My dad, Dr. Ogden (Ted) Brown and mom, Alyce (both deceased), at one point in the seventies had the largest collection of DIEGO Voci artworks. This photo below with DIEGO was taken with them in front of our Colorado Springs home in 1973. DIEGO was our guest as we sponsored a stellar one-man exhibition for him at the Broadmoor Resort. While as guest, DIEGO designed and sewed a fully lined brocade dress for me and my sister Lynda. DIEGO was constantly drawing, and he cooked for our family, selecting and purchasing every little ingredient. A memorable experience.”
The Brown family has dispersed the entire Diego Voci collection with their entire family; staying true to the legacy of Diego Voci.
#Diego Voci #Biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
Check out other Diego originals for sale by Helga Voci: https://www.diegovociproject.com/_p/prd4/4622949491/product/title%3A-maternit%C3%A0
Curious about your Diego signature? https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/signatures-antonio-diegovocitm/
We would like to locate this Diego Voci painting. All we know is the last name SOULE, as the original buyer on 24 April 1975. “LA REVOLTE” is by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). The price paid 42 years ago was $720 in Germany, in the home studio where Diego and wife Helga lived. Diego was about people, a master at making them come alive. Help us find this Diego work of art.
Learn more Diego’s painting trail in his travels in Helga’s biography: https://www.diegovociproject.com/helga-and-diego. And see Google’s Diego Collection by searching Diego Voci Images.
“Poor People” by Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985)
Painted on burlap 50 years ago Diego’s “Poor People” looks much the same as the poverty in some 3rd World countries and refugee camps today.
This #painting was commissioned by Dr. Jawdat #Naffouj in 1967 for the Naffouj Private Collection and acquired in 1974 by Diego Voci™ Historian Coop #Cooprider, who started the DiegoVoci™Project. Google us!
Internationally collected artist Diego Voci™ can be found on #YouTube videos. The three best are 20 Year Virtual Gallery, the $20,000 Reward, and the $30,000 Reward: (https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/videos-on-youtube-about-diegovocitm-by-stephen-max/)
Also check out GOOGLE for “Diego Voci” IMAGES and read about the Master Diego at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci
In this case it was quiet power of women, who make the world hold together. The words of collector Stanley & Sibylle Wilcox follow this Diego image.
Stanley Wilcox shares with the Diego Voci Project:
“The title of this next piece is titled “Bauer bei der Ernte” (Farmers at Harvest). It measures 60 x 80 centimeters without the frame. When we first saw this large oil, my wife Sibylle and I were deeply moved by the labored facial expression of the woman standing in the foreground holding what appears to be a grain basket, and the other woman bending over a large half barrel basket with a cloth grain sack. It depicts honor and respect to hard working women in what I believe to be a childhood memory in a rural setting near to where Diego was born in Gasperina, Calabria, Italy.
Hand harvesting wheat was and still is practiced on small family farms in this region. (See interesting reference article and 1950’s/60’s photo posted at Scordo.com – Italian Food Recipes and Lifestyle: “The Wheat Harvest and Memory: Returning to Calabria”.)
Note that an almost identical scene is depicted in the background, strengthening the paintings depth and visually balancing the piece. The men are outnumbered 2 to 1 and are merely serving the role of overseeing the harvest in what I interpret as diminished supervisory capacity influenced by the overwhelming endurance of these women.”
Visit the Diego Voci Project at www.diegovociproject.com to learn more about Diego.
Still Life Cubic, 1981 – 90 X 60 CM
Still Life Cubic is a mixed media still life of great texture and depth. The work was created at 2964 Dorman Avenue in Broomall, Pennsylvania, the childhood family home of Chris Voci.
My parents were seated with my Great Uncle drinking coffee and Diego said to my Father: You know, there is no food for us here, not even a bowl of fruit. So, I will make you a picture.
With that declarative statement, Diego asked to be taken to an art store to get supplies. He obtained some thick artist paper and a few paints at a local hobby shop and commandeered the dining room table as his makeshift studio. As children, the Dining Room was essentially off limits. It was a place for adults and in the many wonderful family dinners and parties that my parents continually hosted, the children were generally relegated to the kids table not the river barge-sized gleaming slab of mahogany that was now transformed into the Diego workbench.
He worked quickly that day. Diego had pastels and crayons, my crayons, and water colors. It was hard to believe that this great Master was equally inclined to work with my crayons as he was to pull an expensive European pastel from a dove-tailed wooden box. And so he worked. He did not mind me watching at all. He talked a little as he drew the lines in crayon and washed in the spaces with his pastels held flat. He asked if I liked grapes and he painted grapes. Then he painted quietly. He also filled in some of the fruits with watercolours. The whole piece was done in a little over an hour.
The finished product was amazing. The blues and yellow dominate this colourful and bright piece. Diego gets great light on his bowl of fruit. The darkest part of the work is in the center with a progressively brightening halo expanding to the left side of the frame. His lines are soft but delineate the foreground subject from the cubist space from which it protrudes. It is kind of a reverse Vermeer effect.
My favourite part of this one is the referential fruit in the lower right. A pear a banana, maybe. Diego knew what our home needed that day. This bowl of fruit never stops feeding us.
A #surrealist example by DiegoVoci™ from the Brown #Family Collection in #Colorado, titled, “La dance des pecheurs”.
La Danse des Pecheurs, oil on canvas, 32″ x 23″ signed “Diego”
The word “pecheurs” has several meanings. “Pécheur” means “Sinner” and “Pêcheur” can mean “Fisherman”. “Danse des Pêcheurs” means “Fisherman Dance”.
AC P of W #59 4/9/2012
The world and all its’ people were players on DIEGO Voci’s stage.
DIEGO’s living spirit is contained in framed canvases and muraled on interior walls.
A large wall mural painted by #DIEGO still lives today at the original VOCI Family (pronounced VOH-chee) home, near Wiesbaden (Germany) where DIEGO’s widow, Helga Voci, lives today and where DIEGO lived and painted until his death on December 10, 1985.
The stories that live in DIEGO’s mind were expressed through his works of art. What stories do you recall of DIEGO? Please email your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may not know when DIEGO saw you, but be sure in his mind, you were auditioning for some future performance DIEGO would direct with his magical brush on canvas.
AC P of W 10/23/11 #9