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”.
Mural done by DiegoVoci™
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