4 DIEGO VOCI TREASURES FOUND AT ESTATE SALE – NUMBER 2

Diego never left the significance of his religious upbringing far behind. Diego carries it with him throughout his life in his artistic creations, sometimes quite obvious and intended, sometimes more subtly hidden. Tom Catron now owns this masterpiece:ALLTAG for POST w Title et al 6 APR 2018

ALLTAG” shown above presents the observer with the every-day activities of a little town (“Alltag” = every day life) in rich colors, details of the mundane which give them another day to look forward too. Going to market, catching up on the town news, sitting in a café, having lunch, or simply walking about.

If you look closely, to the top right, take note of the small alcove which houses a religious figure holding something in its arms. Two things come to mind, which DIEGO so wonderfully rendered: Saint Antonio (Diego’s namesake) with baby Jesus and/or Mother and Child. Cleverly tucked away, DIEGO places the alcove with heartfelt intent.

Diego captured every day activities because he could relate to them. His matriarch grandmother Messina Arcangela and the family were devout Catholics. As a young boy with his father in Rome, Diego arrived at home only to carve his first small religious artifact since he’d seen one in a shop window. Read more of Diego’s Biography by Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Diego also sincerely depicts “Mother and Child” (“Maternité”) in hundreds of paintings and other media, as well as artworks of monks and Christ. Religion was simply part of  Antonio DIEGO Voci’s every day life: “ALLTAG”. See more on DIEGO and his family on our Pinterest Boards: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

Do you have a DIEGO VOCI artwork to share with us? Write us: diegovociproject@gmail.com

See NUMBER ONE from the Estate Auction in South Dakota, which Tom happened to attend, never having known of Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) at all!  He does now!https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/diego-voci-treasure-found-at-estate-sale/

 

MADONNA and CHILD Part #7

In our last of the Madonna and Child series we bring you baby Jesus, but not with his mother Mary. Depicted here Jesus is being held by Saint #Antonio, whom Diego was named after. Diego painted it in the “Madonna dei Termini” church in 1951. More on the story of it’s discovery below.

St. Antonio I.jpg

Saint Antonio – Church in Gasperina, Italy 1951. Read the story behind it. Note the red signature “Voci 1951″…. https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-51541/Page5.html#68299

Madonna dei Termini Gasparina From Google Images 08052013  Madonna dei Termini Church in Gasperina.  Read the story of its discovery:  https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-history-4330818/Page5.html#68036 

#Diego Voci remained a devout #Catholic throughout his life. Growing up in #Gasperina Diego’s family was under the strict rule of the family Matriarch, Messina Arcangela. Read more about the Voci family: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/easter-wish-comes-true-at-st-basilica/

Merry #Christmas. #Celebrate the birth of #Jesus, not just today, but every day if you so choose.