#DIEGO painted “2 #GIRLFRIENDS” in 1972

“2 GIRLFRIENDS” by Antonio #DIEGO Voci

“2 Girlfriends” is availabe NOW for purchase from Coop #Cooprider, DIEGO VOCI #Historian since 1974. Click here to find your #BOGO before the end of August: https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/cooprider-family-collection/db627d

“2 Girlfirends” was selected for teh Private #Collection as one of the favorites by DIEGO’s associates at the #NAFFOUJ #GALERIE in #Landstuhl #Germany.

#Naffouj Galerie in 2020 with #Salvador_Dali Exhibition

Joy #Naffouj, who with then husband Dr. #Jawdat_Naffouj represented #DIEGO_VOCI in Germany starting in 1966. They met Diego while doing #caricatures. Soon, Diego presented a collection of #paintings to show his versatility, technical skills and styles. He agreed to sign a contract where he was “committed to a guaranteed income”. So the story goes . . .

. . . have you seen DIEGO’s caricatures? Read more here . . .

http://www.diegovociproject.com

THE #VOICE OF THE #ARTIST’s BRUSH IS SILENCED FOREVER.

Today, in 1985 Diego Voci died. Internationally collected #artist Antonio Diego Voci, born August 10, 1920 in the little village of #Gasperina, #Italy, succumbed to lung cancer.

10 DECEMBER 1985 Anniversary of Diegos Death KAC for DVP 12.10.2018

               THE ARTIST’s CHAIR                                 THE GRAVE IN #NEUHOF

Want to learn more about DIEGO? Check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Want to see some of the 4,000 artworks by Antonio DIEGO Voci that we the Diego Voci Project have uncovered in our 10 volunteer years? Click and check out this relevant PINTEREST Boards and peruse the other 64 boards :

Contact us if you have one – or find one. From #Surrealism, #Fauvism, #Realism, #Abstract, #Cubism, etc. all expressed for #clowns, #music, #faces, #landscapes, #still-lifes, #Theatre, #Music, #Horses, and so much more – take a peak.

You’ll be mesmerized by his talents!

diegovociproject@gmail.com

9 TRAILBLAZING #FEMALE #PAINTERS OF THE 19th #CENTURY!

Must read! “Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900.”

Courtesy of Diego Voci! View “The Beauty of Diego”  http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

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Berthe Morisot, The Sisters (1869). National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, gift of Mrs. Charles S. Carstairs, 1952.

 

4 DIEGO VOCI TREASURES FOUND AT ESTATE SALE – NUMBER 1

When was the last time you went to a 2nd hand store, antique store, or even an Estate Auction? Tom in South Dakota went to an Estate Auction and found not just one oil painting by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) but a total of 4 oil paintings by the internationally collected artist, mostly known as “DIEGO” to all who have been lucky enough to meet him during his short lifetime. Meet the 1st of the 4: “FISCHER”FISCHER for POST w Title et al 6 APR 2018When Tom first saw “Fischer” come up for auction – he was taken by the rugged and well-lived look!  Diego was raised in Gasperina a small town in the southern region of Calabria, Italy. Diego loved people and proved this having lived his life loving people of all kind, ages, professions – as long as there was a passion of some kind. And,  Diego rarely used models, he created his subjects, places, things, all of it – from memory. Above, the brushstrokes show the wear and tear of life as a fisherman. But the glow in his eyes is alive.  Shown here are two more demonstrating DIEGO’s ability to capture the feeling of life experience:

Fisherman of Naples (ABRAMS) and Pescatore (TURK) 7 APR 2018 for FISCHER POST KC

Diego and Helga, his widow, spent much time traveling to destinations where Diego could enjoy the sun, the laid back leisurely life, and of course the water.  When little Alessandra came into their life, she too would be whisked away to the shores of wherever the auto at the time would take them, while Diego would take it all in, sketching, drawing. The artist would then turn these memories into surrealism, figurative or realism, to cubism or produce a fantasy visual.

Versatility was Diego’s strength. Driven to experiment in every genre while remaining distinctly Diego“, Coop Cooprider – Diego Voci Historian since 1973

Check out every genre by going to GOOGLE or BING! Enter “Diego Voci”, & immediately click on “IMAGES”. Pronto!   You will arrive in GOOGLE’s Diego Gallery as Google themselves select their own, as do all other search engines. You will quickly understand why so many thousands of people worldwide have collected Antonio DIEGO Voci over the years. You too can find one that will match your tastes! KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!

Tom was fortunate to discover 4 DIEGO oil paintings. The DIEGO VOCI PROJECT is proud to share stories of our new DIEGO fans. Unfortunately, many older DIEGO fans have passed on or are downsizing.  The DVP will continue to bring you stories like Tom’s.

Tell us your story. Email us at diegovoicproject@gmail.com

Also, check out our PINTEREST DIEGO COLLECTION:  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

 

#DIEGO VOCI HAS INLUENCED OTHER #ARTISTS

One of the artists, Christa Volkert-Vogel in Germany who met Diego several times on Diego’s travels to the #Schwarzwald (Black Forest) area, in this case #Offenburg. She not only loved Diego’s master artistry, Christa says “he greatly affected my art.” Christa purchased 5 DIEGO artworks, “La Lettura per il Teatro” (Reading for the Theatre), which she acquired on October 26, 1980, is shown here:

La lettura per il Teatro - 9802-100 80x70cm DM2000 26 OCT 1980 Lahr

#DIEGO VOCI “La Lettura per il Teatro” (80x70cm, Oil on Canvas, 9802-100)

Christa remembers, “In my youth I had courses at the “Painters Vocational School” in Lahr, with several regional artists including Diego Voci, an internationally known artist and compelling contemporary painter. Thus a sound foundation was created that would help me in my future endeavors. After many years of  making it my hobby, I studied art in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in LahrYears later I also taught there.”

(“In meiner Jugendzeit hatte ich an der Malerfachschule in Lahr, bei mehreren regionalen Malern sowie bei Diego Voci, einem überregional bekannten Künstler und überzeugenden Maler der Gegenwart, Kurse belegt. So wurde eine fundierte Grundlage geschaffen, die mir später zu einem Kunststudium verhelfen würde.”)

Christa also recalls one day that Diego was drawing several flower-themed artworks and says her own renderings were highly influenced from that one day forward!

Christa Flowers and her Diego Flowers 2015

DIEGO VOCI “Flowers” Tempera on Paper (Left) owned by Christa and her own #Flowers

Enjoy more of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) masterpieces in the first DIEGO VOCI    PROJECT deluxe coffee-table book: “The Beauty of Diego

View here for Free:  www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

GOOGLE “Diego Voci”. CLICK “Images” See just a part of #DIEGO’s world of art!

 

 

 

FOUND: #NATIVE-AMERICAN “INDIANER” by DIEGO VOCI FOR $6.99

INDIANER Zweigle 28 JAN 2018 KC Source GMAIL

Diego Voci: “Indianer” 17″x14″, Pastel and Tempera on Paper.

Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, recently acquired the above  “Indianer” from a couple in Texas for $300 including shipping. Brenda and Ralph Zweigle of lotathings.com came across this Diego #discovery in a #Goodwill store for $6.99! Not the first time the DVP has heard such stories! Do you recall the 97 cent buy? https://www.artifactcollectors.com/hot-buys-diego-voci-paintings-562.html
Coop bought the “Indianer” as a gift for one of Coop and Patti’s Native American son-in-laws. Why is this significant? In 1973, Diego and his wife Helga on their 1st trip to the US included a Southwest destination. While there they traveled to several pueblos including Taos and Santa Fe. Diego rendered many a #Native-American from memory.
Gabrielle, one of 6 daughters to Coop and Patti, raised two very talented, smart and very attractive children: Shane, 25, and Aliah, 21.

Gabis Christmas Gift from her Kids 2015

Gabrielle Sillas and Family

Keep your eyes open for artwork by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) and tell us about your find: diegovociproject@gmail.com 

Get an idea of Diego’s versatility – one  of his greatest strengths. Diego was driven to every genre while remaining distinctly “DIEGO”: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

#DIEGO VOCI in “Café de #Paris”

#Shown here is Diego’s #surrealistic recollection of the moment that changed his life.

My life took on new meaning. I became more.” Diego to Helga

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Diego Voci “Café de Paris“, 1241-181, 80x70cm Mr. Wilson purchased 2 April 1975 for $710

Who could predict that fate would place 19 year old Helga #Drössler, sitting in the Paris #artist #café Les Deux Magotswith a friend,  only to find the famous #sculptor Gigi #Guadagnucci who was also an acquaintance of her’s,  suddenly introduce her to the debonair artist #DiegoVoci ? Both their lives would change until Diego’s death in 1985.

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page7.html#79872

Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) was a #Master of #Surrealism:

 

THE #WILD #BEASTS

C61 Italian Girl Fauve #584  (ca 68)     28 x 22

DIEGO VOCI: #Italian #Girl, #584, ca 1968 28″ x 2″

#Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (#French for “the wild beasts” ), a short-lived and loose group of early twentieth-century #Modern artists whose works emphasized #bold and #strong, vivid #colors often in contrast to the area defined. Fauvism as a movement began around #1900 and continued beyond #1910.

A favorite of great #museums, fauve #painters included its leaders Henri #Matisse and Andre #Derain joined by Kees Van Dongen, Maurice de #Vlaminck, Alexej #Jawlensky and others.

View additional paintings on www.diegovociproject.com 

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.

AC P OF W #66 6/9/12

 

SEND US YOUR #PHOTOS and #MEMORIES OF #DIEGOVOCI

The #Cooprider family has never been distant from #ART. My mom Patti, an #ArtHistory Major, is having a show this weekend – with just a #Taste of her talent being shown in La Jolla, CA. Patti and my dad Coop raised us in Europe and always made sure we appreciated the cultures and the arts of each country we visited. My parents both studied Art – and even with seven kids we traveled, they traveled, seeing museums and collections we never dreamed of seeing in person. They continue with their passion of the “#Arts.” Check out my mom Patti’s Gallery Show link: http://www.1210gallery.com (FB, too).

Below are 2 photos. First shown are my dad Coop Cooprider (Diego Historian) with my 6 siblings (I took the photo in ‘72) with one of their first Diego Oil #Paintings up on the wall. “Friends” was bought from Naffouj’s Private Collection (see our heading on WordPress).

“Friends” by Diego with the COOPRIDERS, 1972

Antonio DIEGO #Voci is just one artist who graces my parents walls today in their home in California 40 years later. Best, here is the 2nd photo of my mom, #Diego, my younger sister Kendra– and myself #Kami – shown below. Diego took time (not much – maybe 5 minutes) to sketch for me my own personal “Clown.” It hung on my walls for many years. During my many moves over the last 40 years though – it disappeared.

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70's

Diego sketching a #CLOWN for #KamiCooprider, with mom Patti and Sister Kendra, ca mid 70’s

#TRIVIA: a point often overlooked in old photographs where Diego was captured there might be a hidden DIEGO we can identify – notice the “Flower” Painting in the top right corner? It could be the one that belongs to this day to the “Dr. Ogden Brown” family in Colorado. “Petit Fleurs” is one of the numerous DIEGO artworks in their family collection. https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

“Petit Fleurs” by Diego Voci, PC. Dunne-Brown

Do you have old photos with DIEGO in them?   Send them to us: diegovociproject@gmail.comcom or post on Facebook “Diego Voci”

Search DIEGO VOCI on YouTube and GOOGLE

AC DV History #206 9/6/2015