#COLORBLIND PAINTBRUSHES SERIES ONE

#Diego went to #Africa to embrace their #culture where Black Lives Do Matter.  And #Diego went to #Indian Reservation to embrace their #culture, coincidentally a dark skin tone like Diego himself.   Here are 2 examples of the #colorblind paintbrushes of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).

Reproduced here with the permission of myself, Coop Cooprider, the volunteer Diego Voci Historian since 1974.  See “Cooprider Family Collection”.  https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/cooprider-family-collection/collection/antonio-diego-voci

1975 #RAMSTEIN #GERMANY!

richard cummings with indian drawing 1975

Almost 40 years ago, Lt. Col. Richard Cummings purchased “Indian” from Antonio Diego (referred to the biography written by Joy Gibson) at the Ramstein AFB in Germany.  Receiving memories on how Diego collectors purchased Diego’s works of art adds to the history of Diego Voci and becomes a part of the Diego Voci Legacy.

Be a part of the Diego Voci Legacy, share your memories to diegovociproject@gmail.com or visit Diego Voci Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diego.voci

 

HAPPY #KWANZAA 2017 – TO ALL RELIGIONS

Today, is the first day of KWANZAA, a week-long holiday honoring African culture and traditions. Antonio #DIEGO Voci was fascinated with all cultures. #Traveling he embraced traditions of many nations. Shown here is an African Mother and Child resembling Diego’s Madonna and Child genre which we posted just 6 of  last week.

Young Mother and Child #1061-569 Gondola

Young Mother With Child” 80cm x 40cm ,Oil on Canvas, #1061-569. Sold December 1976 by “La #Gondola” risttorante in Germany where DIEGO loved to dine!

Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States, as well as other countries with populations of African descendants. It is a holiday which celebrates and honors #African culture in not only the #African-American community but also in the World African community.

This cultural festival from the 26th of December to the 1st of January that climaxes in feasts and gift giving, was initially established to unite African-Americans with their African roots and heritage.  Kwanzaa is celebrated by lighting a candle daily, beginning today, 26 December 2017, through January 1, 2018 when it ends. #Happy Kwanzaa all!

For more on Diego’s travels see our “Antonio Diego Voci” – History Thread on Artifact Collectors, where the Diego Voci Project has posted numerous stories shared with us by Diego #Collectors”. Here is one you’ll get a kick out of Helga Voci’s story about Diego the “perfect Indian“:   https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page4.html