#PICASSO’S SOUTH: #ANDALUSIA

Picasso Malaga

Installation view. #Museo Picasso Málaga http://www.museopicassomalaga.org/

#Picasso and the South (from article http://artdaily.com/news/108192/Museo-Picasso-M-laga-opens-the-exhibition–Picasso-s-South–Andalusian-References-#.W7y7TvZFyUk)

Picasso’s influence and contribution to the history of #20th-century art is undeniable.  The exhibition uses several premises to support the idea that Picasso never ceased to be interested in the origins and traditions of painting, in much the same way as his migrancy bound him emotionally to his homeland, never shedding his loyalty to his cultural ties: #Málaga, #Andalusia and #Spain were all part of his “southernness”, and not just in artistic terms.

DIEGO Voci, an #artist who also thrived in the “South“;  #Andalusia region and connected deeply with the people.  Helga Voci (widow of DIEGO Voci (VOH-chee) shares in writing from her #memories….“So we decided to go to Spain in October 1961. We took the car and went southward, stopped in several cities and after about 1 month we arrived in the Andalusia region in a very beautiful little fishing village called #Almunecar. This was an artist`s colony, all kind of artists from different countries.
We stayed until January 1962. We had a beautiful and very interesting time with long discussions, Diego also made paintings and drawings but he never kept anything, when the painting was finished he was not interested anymore and made presents to friends. He was very popular among the Spanish people also the higher class and he felt wonderful.” 

Liegender Akt D2811-641 60x80cm Randy Anderson 1986

DIEGO Voci; “Liegender Akt” D2811-641 60x80cm Private Collection

Experience more with Diego;  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Southern_Europe_and_London

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EVIDENCE AMAZON WARRIOR WOMEN EXISTED

Die Amazonen #1051-365 Capt. Charles Wight 60x70cm

Diego Voci; “Die Amazonen” #1051-365 70x60cm

At least the Amazonen existed in Diego’s dream which he transferred to this canvas “Die Amazonen”. The ancient parchment illustrated is only the second known tribute to the Amazon warrior woman by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). Help us find this one.

The other is the Picassoesque “Amazonni”, a masterpiece in the collection of Coop Cooprider Diego Voci Historian since (1973)*. Link https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#87210

*Sold to him on his 1973 trip to #Colorado by Marsha Largent Piper, daughter of Dr. Ogden Brown, who was Diego’s exclusive USA representative.

C87-3 Le Amazzoni 31 x 39

Diego Voci; “Le Amazzoni” #83 851 oil on canvas; Private Collection 

#Picasso #Cooprider #Amazonen #LaborDay #Guns #DiegoVoci #Warrior #Women

Visit www.diegovociproject.com

WHY #PICASSO IS MOWING THE LAWN IN #BROOKLYN?

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“…wants to make sure the art world doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

‘If Picasso Was Around Today He’d Have to Mow Lawns’: Why One Artist Installed a 10-Foot Picasso Lawn Gnome in Brooklyn 

Click link to read how! #DiegoVoci also created #Caricatures to bring fun into life.. https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#44219

CUBISM GREATS #BRAQUE, #PICASSO, #GRIS AND #DIEGOVOCI

Braque Picasso Gris Diego Voci CubisticDiego Voci explored all genres.  Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) inspired by the greatest masters from #Rafael and #Leonardo explored all artistic genres while remaining distinctively recognizable as works by Diego Voci.

Read more: Antonio Diego Voci Wikipedia & Helga Voci Biography, widow of Diego Voci.

See more: Google “Diego Voci” ImagesDIEGO VOCI Gallery Tour Video 2018

Visit: Diego Voci Project.com

PICASSO! GAUGUIN! WAS BUYER OVERCHARGED?

YOU, YES YOU ARE THE JURY!!

“Joueur de flute et femme nue” (1970) by Pablo Picasso

A Russian Oligarch bought 2 Billion dollars of artworks including Klimt, Picasso, Gauguin, Rothko, da Vinci and more.  He is claiming in court he was overcharged! One of the art pieces he bought was just sold for over $400 million!

You may see and evaluate his collection at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-02-23/a-100-million-mystery-a-russian-his-art-and-his-big-losses

#ARTISTS THAT #PAINT THE SAME #SUBJECT IN VARIED MULTIPLE PAINTINGS!

Dorf au Menorca and Casa di Contadini

Dorf au Menorca” and “Casa di Contadini” (both oil on canvas)

“Artists often paint multiple paintings of the same subject. #Picasso painted numerous paintings of Dora Maar and Marie Therese, Edward #Hopper used his wife, Jo, in most of his female subjects in paintings, #Bonnard also painted his wife in numerous paintings, Andy #Warhol did quite a number of Marilyn print, the same image but altered, #Monet painted dozens of haystack paintings, and multiple views of the Rouen Cathedral.”  Kathleen Grace, Artist, Art consultant, Instructor, former Museum Educator, Gallery Curator

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Leonardo-Da-Vinci-paint-3-paintings-of-the-same-person-La-Gioconda-La-Monalisa-and-the-Monastery-of-the-Prado

“It’s quite common for an artist to paint a subject that you like working with in varied multiple paintings.”

#DIEGO (Antonio Diego Voci 1920-1985) was one of them! Here are two examples (above) of a similar landscape where Diego captured a similar feeling and essence in these two works.

For more historical information on Diego, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

#CUBISM SERIES BY DIEGO VOCI

When artists #GeorgeBraque, #Picasso, and #JuanGris created #cubistic #paintings it was often difficult even to the trained eye to identify which artist did the work. When Antonio #DIEGO Voci ventured into his cubistic mode he strived to be distinctively DIEGO.

Here are examples:

C5 Le Concert de Harliquin 1972 #660  23 34 x 32

Le Concert de Harlequins” 1970, 32″ x 23 ¾” , oil on canvas, signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Spanish Table 27 25 x 19 34 Drawing Final

Spanish Table“, 27 2/5″ x 19 ¾”, mixed on paper, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

1st Email of Black and White Cubism Improved Image without Glass from CATSUP Heinz Bertram 26 May 2014

Ink on Paper“, 1985, Signed “DIEGO

Ink on Paper” is an important example historically because it was one of the very last works before DIEGO transitioned 3 days later. DIEGO drew this especially for what became his last exhibition, an open house at his residence the first week of December 1985. DIEGO remained upstairs in bed, too ill to personally attend.

Cubism - Christiane Hauk Genre Version

Cubism“, Signed “DIEGO” top Left hand corner, Private Collection (DIEGO was very generous giving away his art to people he was close to, for example this gift of a cubistic painting to Helga Voci’s sister.)

C71 NUDE cubism 1971 31 .5  x 23.75

Nude Cubism“, 1971, 31 ¾” x 23 ½”, oil on canvas, Signed “DIEGO” Private Collection

Diego Voci on Google and YouTube.  Check out http://www.diegovociproject.com

AC DV History #57 10/15/2011

“NO TOMORROWS, NO YESTERDAYS, ONLY THE #MOMENT” …#DiegoVoci™

Content in excerpt in page 4 of 8 of the 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian begins with this #DiegoVoci™ Quote:

Have you done your best work yet? “No”
When will you begin? “As soon as possible.” 
#DIEGO INTERVIEW, DEC. 1973.

C18-2 The Fishermans Miraculous Catch 1974 #24943  35 12 x 51 (2)

DiegoVoci™ “The Fisherman’s Miraculous Catch” 1974 130 x 90 cm, oil on sand base canvas (experience DiegoVoci™’s unusual awareness, a wide & deep understanding of the world and the ability to make it visible as in the example of this painting above)

Notes by Coop Cooprider:

“DIEGO is an #artist. He looks like an #artist.

For DIEGO there are no tomorrows, no yesterdays, only the moment. Now is important. Enjoy.

To limit DIEGO to a “single style” is to #cage the #Lion. He can paint anything and he often does, yet there remains a strong vein, a unity and consistency in his divergent moods. #Pastel, #oil, #glass paint, #surrealism to #super-realism have all experienced the DIEGO technique – but mostly DIEGO is #people!

DIEGO #loves #people. Truly loves. People are his #life and his #work. The people on his #canvas feel. They have experienced. They have lived. They are people for which one feels compassion.

DIEGO needs canvas as well as people. 

“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I can begin again. This is my life.”

There is a reluctance in DIEGO to pinpoint his early inspiration. But he has said,

Michelangelo is the greatest There are so many. Leonardo da Vinci, Boticelli, Rembrandt, And Miro, Chagall, Picasso. So many.”

Where are the thousand words to describe a DIEGO picture? DIEGO says,

“The first idea … the first few lines decide the whole work.”

DIEGO’s first few lines are #magical. Composition comes easy. So easy. Watching DIEGO in concert with paint makes one think tying shoes would be more difficult.

Such ease. Such depth. Such strength.

DIEGO possesses an unusual awareness, a wide and deep understanding of the world, and the ability to make it visible. A DIEGO demands your attention. You may not like it, but you will be forced to react. My advice: don’t deny yourself a DIEGO. He is not “just another painter,” he is a master in the making.” 

Courtesy of DiegoVoci™ Estate: diegovociproject@gmail.com 

AC DV History #15 5/7/2010

DANCING WITH #DEATH

 Many artists, #Picasso, #WilliamMorris, and #DiegoVoci would contemplate death in their work.

Internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee 1920-1985) with deep feeling and respect visited “Death by Oil and Canvas” periodically with a sense of mystery and accents of beauty.

Diego_Centauro Laying_E

                                        Centauro” by Diego Voci 32 x 24

Centauro is the mythical Greek Warrior with human torso and horse body, surrounded here by ghostly figures of the dead.

The puzzlement of death was expressed when William Morris, famous glass artist, quoted a Shoshone medicine man who questioned

,“If the dead be truly dead, why should they still be walking in my heart?”

William Morris

“The feelings arrive unannounced and we must be ready to embrace them fully.  Our creativity and intuition access endless magic.”  – William Morris

To see other portrayals of Death by Diego Voci:

Death in Battle: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818.html#16

Fortune Cookie: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page2.html#50

Diego’s Funeral:  http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history-4330818/Page2.html#39

Death by Oil & Canvas” Series: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page2.html#41

If you have a Diego Voci experience to share, e-mail us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC P of W #250 2/21/2015