#DIEGO WHO?

Gigi, Restaurant La Gondola owner, DIEGO VOCI, Stars & Stripes Reporter

Not Diego, the Game.  Not artists, Diego Riviera or Diego Velázquez.  This is about Diego Voci!

Joy Naffouj, a Canadian Art Dealer met internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985, VOH-chee) in 1966 in Germany.  She was attracted to his strong painting style; very different from her stable of the other artists she represented. He had been signing his great body of work with some form of “Voci”. But everyone knew him as “Diego”.  Joy convinced him to sign his paintings thereafter with the “Diego” signature.

Coop Cooprider spotted “Diego’s” work at an exhibition at her studio in Ramstein, Germany.  Diego also displayed at the Restaurant La Gondola, Gigi, the owner, pictured with Diego and a Stars & Stripes reporter.

WHO owns these paintings above? Any information on the whereabouts of these works or the owners, please contact us at The Diego Voci Project Team diegovociproject@gmail.com

ARTIST #DiegoVoci™ #HUMANISM RECEIVES NOTORIETY

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:

C39 Friends ca. 1966 23 23 x 47 14 #1159-68 ORIGINAL

“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

MISSING LARGE DIEGO VOCI™ PAINTING…CALLING #SHERLOCK: WHERE IS “JERRY O”?

Jerry O AC Post 92 & 93 February 2010

The Diego Voci Project never received an image for the Diego Voci Archive Database.  Please contact the diegovociproject@gmail.com with any information on “Jerry O” or the image.

Jerry O AC Post 134 June 11 2010