Christie’s shares “A good portrait offers so much more than the depiction of another person — it can offer a glimpse into their soul.”
Content below is from page 7 of the 8 page #1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian.
Commentary John Krueger Writer for #Stars & #Stripes Part I:
“Antonio DIEGO Voci considers the human face to be the most direct an effective way to illustrate and to express his intimate #poetical #world. DIEGO’S deep concern for people reveals the painter’s #humanism, his #gift for perception, his #warmth, #equilibrium and #serenity of vision which are very characteristic of the #Italian temperament.
DIEGO’s oil #portraits of young #women – with #dark melancholy eyes, sensuous lips without a smile – convey a message of noble #beauty that transcends the physical portrait and becomes the revelation of a #soul, bringing to mind the sorrowful mysticism of the Italian painters of the XVth Century.
DIEGO’s great reverence and admiration for the Italian painters of the XVth and XVIth centuries, above all #Michelangelo and #Botticelli, can be sensed in his works, which are far from being a mere imitation of the classics and could be better described as a modern interpretation of the immortal ideals which have, through the centuries, uplifted the spirit of humanity through beauty artistically expressed.
Besides oils, #DIEGO works in #charcoal, #watercolors, #ink, #tempera, and #pastels. Sometimes he combines ink and water color in a way reminiscent of #Japanese #art. The dark outlines enhanced by splashes of flowing color given an impression of form in movement which is exceedingly decorative.
DIEGO is a painter of uncommon versatility and prolificacy, an intellectual devoid of all intellectualisms, an intelligent interpreter of #modern art movements who possesses the moral courage to remain faithful to his own personal dreams, inflexibly rejecting all influences alien to a nature nurtured under the glorious Italian skies, by the examples of the greatest artists of all times.”
Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com
AC DV History #18 5/7/2010
ANTONIO DIEGO VOCI (1920-1985) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci