Diego Voci; “La Lettura”, #571-689, oil on canvas, 70x60cm
Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) captured the most out of his #muses, not only the faces of people he met but the culture and everyday life. In this painting, you see ladies “reading” and relating. Diego, who is the “Artist of Thousand Faces”, absorbed the different cultures he traveled to.
The elongated neck… #Modigliani was the first artist to create this diversion in figurative art. The elongated neck became an embodiment of character adding to Diego’s creation of faces.
Where is this painting now? And the original owner? Mr. Feldmann from Maryland (who originally purchased this painting back in 1977).
Diego loved the “creative spirit” of “Surrealism”, a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.
Diego’s muses were women…..“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” DIEGO, 1974.
Diego loved his visits to Paris. The title of this particular painting is “Le Sphinx”. Le Sphinx was a brothel opened in 1931 in Paris. In 1946, France outlawed all brothels. Le Sphinx was among the most expensive and best known maisons de tolérance in the Paris of the 1930s
This painting was purchased on September 9 1980 by Captain Kenneth Zielmanuski (in Ramstein, Germany). Do you know where this painting is now?? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.