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”When 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:
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.
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