Words above by Cindy and Norm Ferland
Cindy and Norm Ferland share with the Diego Voci Project Team two of their three works by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (VOH-chee) 1920-1985.
“We talked about where he (Diego) gets his ideas for paintings. He (Diego) told me that he sees a person and maybe weeks or a month later he will paint that person in his interpretation. Also we talked about the still life he painted because I had one of those and he (Diego) said he had seen a pot of flowers and he just thought he would try to paint it.” – Norm Ferland
Diego Voci, Artist of a Thousand Faces:
What we (the all volunteer Diego Voci Project) do know is that this painting was purchased in 1975 in Baden Baden, Germany by Mr. Smith. Any information on this painting or the owner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.diegovociproject.com
Click to see other examples of Still Lifes by Diego Voci: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/still-life-diegovocitm/
Which one is which? Cezanne or Diego? Diego or Cezanne?
To view additional Still Life paintings by Diego Voci, visit https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/still-life-diegovocitm/
Still Life Cubic, 1981 – 90 X 60 CM
Still Life Cubic is a mixed media still life of great texture and depth. The work was created at 2964 Dorman Avenue in Broomall, Pennsylvania, the childhood family home of Chris Voci.
My parents were seated with my Great Uncle drinking coffee and Diego said to my Father: You know, there is no food for us here, not even a bowl of fruit. So, I will make you a picture.
With that declarative statement, Diego asked to be taken to an art store to get supplies. He obtained some thick artist paper and a few paints at a local hobby shop and commandeered the dining room table as his makeshift studio. As children, the Dining Room was essentially off limits. It was a place for adults and in the many wonderful family dinners and parties that my parents continually hosted, the children were generally relegated to the kids table not the river barge-sized gleaming slab of mahogany that was now transformed into the Diego workbench.
He worked quickly that day. Diego had pastels and crayons, my crayons, and water colors. It was hard to believe that this great Master was equally inclined to work with my crayons as he was to pull an expensive European pastel from a dove-tailed wooden box. And so he worked. He did not mind me watching at all. He talked a little as he drew the lines in crayon and washed in the spaces with his pastels held flat. He asked if I liked grapes and he painted grapes. Then he painted quietly. He also filled in some of the fruits with watercolours. The whole piece was done in a little over an hour.
The finished product was amazing. The blues and yellow dominate this colourful and bright piece. Diego gets great light on his bowl of fruit. The darkest part of the work is in the center with a progressively brightening halo expanding to the left side of the frame. His lines are soft but delineate the foreground subject from the cubist space from which it protrudes. It is kind of a reverse Vermeer effect.
My favourite part of this one is the referential fruit in the lower right. A pear a banana, maybe. Diego knew what our home needed that day. This bowl of fruit never stops feeding us.
WHO ARE THE OWNERS TO THESE DIEGO VOCI PAINTINGS (BELOW)?
Still Life with Bottles & Fruit 671 60 x 70cm
Composition avec Mandoline 625 60 x 80cm
Homme a la Mandoline 803 80 x 60 cm
There are at least 3,200 more paintings by internationally collected artist Antonio DIEGOVoci (VOH-CHEE) out there in this world.
They might be on a collector’s wall, in a gallery, or in a thrift shop. Here are 2 images of 7 paintings known to be re-sold 30 years ago. No other details known.
See two more: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page6.html#161
Another two: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page13.html#364
Signatures may be Voci, A. Voci, D. Voci, and most after 1965 “DIEGO”. See samples of signatures http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci#Gallery
CONTACT THE ALL VOLUNTEER TEAM WITH THE DIEGO VOCI PROJECT!
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AC DV History #156 2/14/2013
Over 30 years ago, the art collector who purchased this painting “Donne Con Natura Morta” at a #DiegoVoci™ (VOH-chee) art exhibition in Sembach, #Germany re-titled it “Three Sisters” and believed the gold object at the bottom right was a block of #cheese. DiegoVoci™ had a deeper meaning awaiting discovery by the viewer. …Contemplate #death through the metaphor of a golden #fortune #cookie.
“Donne Con Natura Morta”, 1978, 31 ½ x 23 2/3
The word “Morta” is #Italian, literally translated is “Death”. However, it reverses meaning when the word “Natura” is added to “Morta” as in “Natura Morta”; translated to English is “Still Life”.
The trio of women are one. As DiegoVoci™ contemplated death in this painting; the fortune #cookie is the only “still life” object that unfolds his interpretation of one’s transition. DiegoVoci™ communicates the natural course of death as one receives a message from the “fortune cookie”. The #foreshadow of the physical form is interpreted as “lifeless” while the mind exudes a presence of life swayed by the uncertainty one’s experiences with thoughts of #transition.
The foundation of the true meaning in his creation lies in the shadows of the #spirit representing a bold apparent & non-apparent emotion of life. Is our life simply a mystery wrapped up in a fortune cookie?
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AC P of W 3/14/12 #50
A DIEGO oil painting signed “DVoci” has a special connection for the VOCI Family.
About 1957, DIEGO was traveling in Germany with his nephew, Antonio “Tony” Voci, who said “I’m hungry”. DIEGO said, “You are hungry. I paint you something to eat.” and minutes later, here is the result. Tony in his early 80’s, living in Philadelphia where this gift from DIEGO is displayed.
“Still Life”, 18″ x 24″, 1957, Oil on Canvas, signed “DVoci 1957”
Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com
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October 23, 2011 AC P of W #8