”GROUPING” shown below represents faces of the working man, old and young. Faces from memory were an incredible ‘group’ of paintings, drawings, and sketches Diego graced the world with. Diego demonstrated his ability to vicariously experience feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of others. His empathy was great!
“GROUPING”, like many of the faces Diego rendered are hard-working regular people in small towns across Italy, like his birthplace of Gasperina here wrapping up the end of the day. Diego had two brothers, Vincent and Guiseppe. Their father Guiseppe Antonio hoped the boys would all continue in the Tailoring trade. DIEGO did learn to tailor and throughout his life designed and made some of his own suit jackets and dresses for the ladies. We have shared stories with Diego fans about his talents in sculpting, designing clothes, painting murals, even sculpting a copper door for his wife Helga Voci’s parents: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/diego-frontdoors-bavaria/
The “GROUPING” is Tom Catron’s last of the 4 treasures he found at auction in Marien, South Dakota, from the Estate Auction of Beverly Cowan’s family. She had collected while living in Europe and while there Beverly became a teacher in #Schwäbisch Gemünd, #Germany from 1973-1978. In her obituary last year a principal said, “she offered a great deal of important services to children and will be sorely missed.” A friend writes “we enjoyed travel for arts, theatre and historic places – the lady was on form.” One can see why she liked DIEGO and his art. Beverly was a hardworking, compassionate and worldly for sure. Beverly, the new owner Tom thanks you!
Diego’s niece, Lee, passed away at the age of 85 last Sunday in her home in Broomall, Pennsylvania. Lee, of all Diego’s relatives, was the most like her wandering artist Uncle. A gifted painter and sculptor in her own right, Lee inherited the genes of the artist. Lee entered a class of over 100 women at Immaculata College in 1949 and was one of only 32 to graduate in a time when few women went to college and most left before graduating to get married and start a family. Lee taught French, raised two wonderful daughters and inspired her children to explore the world.
The post below tells the story of Lee and Diego meeting for the fist time in Europe. Her sculpture of the mother and child was typical of her figurative work. One can see the brushstrokes of Diego in the shapes Lee created.
From time to time DiegoVoci™ would pay homage to a fellow #artist of #prominence, as in this rendering inspired by the work of #British #sculptor Henry #Moore.
DiegoVoci™“Homage to Henry Moore” 24″ x 31 ½” oil on Fiberboard
No major #museum of #Modern #Art is without a large #Henry #Moore monumental #sculpture. To the surprise of many, Henry Moore created #maquettes small enough to fit on a #breakfast tray, and then employed #artisans and #craftsmen to build his #grand editions to #scale.
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LONDON.-Sotheby’s announced that Edgar Degas’ Petite danseuse de quatorze ans, estimated to fetch £10 – 15 million, will feature in the forthcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 24th June 2015. Petite danseuse de quatorze ans is the most ambitious and iconic of Degas’ works and one of only a handful of bronze casts that remain in private hands – the majority are housed in major international museum collections, including Tate, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museé d’Orsay, Paris.