#ONE #GERMAN #PAINTING #TAUGHT ME HOW TO #VISIT A #MUSEUM

Christoph Paudiß, Ein Marodeur (A Marauder) (1665). Image: Ben Davis. a student of Rembrandt, carrying the Dutchman’s style of poignant chiaroscuro with him back to the German lands.

What One Mysterious, Easily Overlooked German Painting Taught Me About How to Visit a Museum in the Age of Blockbusters A Marauder stands for the best-case fate for the typical piece of art in a museum—which then also makes it stand for the typical condition of “Art” when you strip away the myth of its transparent timelessness. That fate is not to vanish. It endures. But it’s also not to inspire lasting ecstasies of interpretation or to summon crowds. Instead, it is to be present but not present, lurking in the shadows, waiting for the moment when it might actually be seen and known.

Below; a work by internationally collected artist Diego Voci with similar expression and depth in its interpretation. To see more visit: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/old-men-and-more-diegovocitm/

Diego Voci; Der Alte “Old Man” 21 of 60 Lithography

#DIEGO PAINTING 40 YRS AGO DM 1,800

Italienische Landschaft #781-842 front index card - Copy

Diego Voci; “Italienische Landschaft” #781-842 oil on canvas 50x40cm

Herr Dirk Reischauer of Wiesbaden, exactly 40 years ago paid 1,800 in German currency for this canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee); (1920-1985). He was attracted to Diego’s expression of simplicity, composition, color contrast and depth of distance. But, where is Dirk and his painting today? Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com
Experience more color, depth and simplicity at www.diegovociproject.com

#DIEGO #Voci #1979 #Art #Catalog

… Wiesbaden, Germany is a city of #culture and beauty. #Tourists from all corners of the #world can be found walking and shopping on the #famous Wilhemsstrasse. It is there that Siegfried #Dahms displayed magnificent works by #DIEGO in his luxurious #gallery.

See 2 pages (below) from a catalog designed by Adolph #Merkt from #Taunusstein (the town where DIEGO’s widow Helga continues to live in the home where she and DIEGO lived and worked). The words are those of Herr Dahms. The 1st is in #English. The 2nd in Dahms’ native #German.

“#DIEGO creates works of art which are full of expression and timeless beauty, which deeply impress and fascinate people with its exceptional appeal, and instill the desire to possess.

#DIEGO is one of the few artistic personalities whose paintings really appeal to people. They understand, they get excited about, and they really enjoy living with DIEGO’s art. The beauty of his paintings and the desire of possession are often so immense that people gradually acquire more and more of his work. DIEGO buyers soon become DIEGO collectors.”

45. 1979 DIEGO Catalog Adolf Merkt, Taunusstein Page 14 of 16 Dahms' quote in German

42. 1979 DIEGO Catalog Adolf Merkt, Taunusstein Page 11 of 16 Siegfred Dahms' quote

Highest price for #DIEGO at Galerie Dahms

We believe the highest known recorded price for a #DIEGO artwork in his lifetime was at #Galerie Dahms in Wiesbaden; a very large work for DM 14,000 in the late 70’s. Using only time value of money alone would place the value today of $30,000 or more.

Purchase an original DiegoVoci™ painting on www.diegovociproject.com

AC History 9/2010 #48