SURREALISM, WOMEN AND LE SPHINX

Le Sphinx 80 x 60 cm 9802-095 Zielmauski front index card

Le Sphinx; oil on canvas; 80 x 60 cm, #9802-095

Diego loved the “creative spirit” of “Surrealism”, a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

Diego’s muses were women…..“A man look at woman… this is cerebral feeling. Venus is love god … who made her? In reality Venus never existed. I like for example fat woman … that’s the way I build Venus. Or I like the skinny woman … that’s the way I build Venus. If I am important enough, that’s enough to influence 90% of the world.” DIEGO, 1974.

Diego loved his visits to Paris. The title of this particular painting is “Le Sphinx”.  Le Sphinx was a brothel opened in 1931 in Paris. In 1946, France outlawed all brothels. Le Sphinx was among the most expensive and best known maisons de tolérance in the Paris of the 1930s

This painting was purchased on September 9 1980 by Captain Kenneth Zielmanuski (in Ramstein, Germany).  Do you know where this painting is now?? Contact diegovociproject@gmail.com.  

WHO OWNS THIS #BULLFIGHT TODAY?

Bullfight 1241-174 George Beasley

This Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) painting titled “Bullfight” from December 1974 was purchased by George Beasley and the Diego Voci Project team (all volunteer group) is searching for this painting or the whereabouts of.    

Please contact the Diego Voci Project Team at diegovociproject@gmail.com or www.diegovociproject.com

 

 

#TWOMBLY CHALK #DRAWING SOLD FOR $37 MILLION

Cy Twombly's Untitled 1968

Cy Twombly “Untitled” 1968 

Blindfold yourself and #draw a continuous “slinky” 5 times across a canvas.  Then listen to the Art #critics rave.

Every now and then renown #figurative #post-war artist Diego #Voci was always pushing the edge and would let his brushes go wild with abandon.  Here is one example:

Visit #YouTube for more on Diego the #Italian #Artist: https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/diegovoci-youtube-videos/

and #Google  #DiegoVoci for all social media links:

Courtesy of www.diegovociproject.com

“NO TOMORROWS, NO YESTERDAYS, ONLY THE #MOMENT” …#DiegoVoci™

Content in excerpt in page 4 of 8 of the 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian begins with this #DiegoVoci™ Quote:

Have you done your best work yet? “No”
When will you begin? “As soon as possible.” 
#DIEGO INTERVIEW, DEC. 1973.

C18-2 The Fishermans Miraculous Catch 1974 #24943  35 12 x 51 (2)

DiegoVoci™ “The Fisherman’s Miraculous Catch” 1974 130 x 90 cm, oil on sand base canvas (experience DiegoVoci™’s unusual awareness, a wide & deep understanding of the world and the ability to make it visible as in the example of this painting above)

Notes by Coop Cooprider:

“DIEGO is an #artist. He looks like an #artist.

For DIEGO there are no tomorrows, no yesterdays, only the moment. Now is important. Enjoy.

To limit DIEGO to a “single style” is to #cage the #Lion. He can paint anything and he often does, yet there remains a strong vein, a unity and consistency in his divergent moods. #Pastel, #oil, #glass paint, #surrealism to #super-realism have all experienced the DIEGO technique – but mostly DIEGO is #people!

DIEGO #loves #people. Truly loves. People are his #life and his #work. The people on his #canvas feel. They have experienced. They have lived. They are people for which one feels compassion.

DIEGO needs canvas as well as people. 

“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I can begin again. This is my life.”

There is a reluctance in DIEGO to pinpoint his early inspiration. But he has said,

Michelangelo is the greatest There are so many. Leonardo da Vinci, Boticelli, Rembrandt, And Miro, Chagall, Picasso. So many.”

Where are the thousand words to describe a DIEGO picture? DIEGO says,

“The first idea … the first few lines decide the whole work.”

DIEGO’s first few lines are #magical. Composition comes easy. So easy. Watching DIEGO in concert with paint makes one think tying shoes would be more difficult.

Such ease. Such depth. Such strength.

DIEGO possesses an unusual awareness, a wide and deep understanding of the world, and the ability to make it visible. A DIEGO demands your attention. You may not like it, but you will be forced to react. My advice: don’t deny yourself a DIEGO. He is not “just another painter,” he is a master in the making.” 

Courtesy of DiegoVoci™ Estate: diegovociproject@gmail.com 

AC DV History #15 5/7/2010

#EYE OF THE STORM, #Surrealism by #Diego Voci

Diego was always pushing the edge in every #genre. In this case it is #surrealism:

“Eye of the Storm” #DIEGO. Oil on Canvas, 31″ x 23″, late 60’s

 Each movement had its great masters, but there are very few who could create art unconfined by a single style like DIEGO.” C. Voci

                               Check out: https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

diegovociproject@gmail.com

AC P of W #285 8/18/2015

ANOTHER #SURREALISM MASTERPIECE BY #DIEGOVOCI

This dramatic “Green Horse”, surrealistic in nature oil painting is owned by Stephen and Wendy Max in Edmonton, Canada. The depth in the “Green Horse” is as effective as wearing 3-D glasses.  Stephen and Wendy’s collection of Diego Voci artwork began in the late sixties, and after all these years still numbers 27 pieces. Large numbers of Diego works per collector is not uncommon especially in Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Italy and USA.

The Green Horse_oil on Canvas_40_X_80CM

 “The Green Horse”, 31 ½” x 16″, oil on canvas

Explore DIEGO’s Horse Genre series in Diego Voci History.
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-history- 4330818/Page2.html#56

10/12 AC POW 85

A #DiegoVoci #Surrealism Masterpiece “Promenade”

Haunting blue eyes…

…is unique contrast to Diego’s frequent all black almond shaped eyes.

And a texture unlike any other… coarse strokes embedded in the beautifully executed oil paint causing a “wood like feel”.

Hints of de Chirico in the mannequin figure.  A cross pollination of geometric shapes and organic forms all wrapped into a well rendered composition by the master, Diego Voci, unconfined by any style.

C38 Promenade 1973, 24 x18 #583

Promenade” 1973, 24 x 18 #583

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Courtesy of Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

SURREALISM IS HOT AT THE ART AUCTIONS!

DIEGO Voci was a natural as you can see here in 2 of his oil paintings in the genre of the surreal.

Take a digital tour through “The Beauty of Diego” 140 pages.  There 2 images of surrealist examples by Diego on page 84-85. http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

page 84 and 85 Promenade Homage de Chirico and Composition Abstract & Surreaslism

To learn more about the Surrealist Movement and recent auction results at #Sotheby’s view this 2 minute video:  Highlights from the London Surrealist Art Evening Sale, February 3, 2015 in London

http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/videos/2015/01/highlights-london-surrealist-art-evening-sale.html

To acquire a Diego Voci original paintings or graphics, visit http://www.diegovociproject.com

To learn more about Diego Voci please email use at diegovociproject@gmail.com

“The Chair”

We need to find this #DIEGO painting.

Diego’s title for this painting “____________” could have been “The Chair” which dominates this composition with a mannequin-like female in front and a couple of surrealistic #MaxErnst clouds tucked into the background.

It became the choice of a Diego collector, but, who?   The who is unknown to the Diego Voci Project.  Help us find this painting.

Diego painted an estimated 4,000 canvases. Have you seen another with this black chair with colored upholstery?  Let us know.

See this painting “THE CHAIR” on page 86 (left hand side) of an excerpt from the new “The Beauty of Diego” Book. http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

page 86 and 87 The Chair Unknown and Painter and Model Helgas

AC P of W #65 6/6/2012

AC P of W #225 9/17/2014

NOT ALL NUDES ARE BEAUTIFUL… OR ARE THEY?

Matisse and DIEGO in one IMAGE for Social Media Aug.2.2014

Henri #Matisse and #DiegoVoci were fascinated with the female body, as many master artists were. The #Odalisque in Red Pants Matisse nude, on left valued at $3 million had been stolen, FBI recovered. #Donna Seduta #nude on right was done by #Diego in 1971, oil on wood accented by strokes of Diego’s palette knife scarring the paint. Diego felt all female bodies are beautiful.   (See #Euronews video: http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/09/venezuela-recovers-stolen-matisse-painting/ )

Coop #Cooprider, Diego Historian, wrote in “The Beauty of Diego”*:

 “Every person has their own perception of beauty. In 1974 Diego described with
heavy Italian accent, the beauty he sees in the female:

“A man look at woman, this is cerebral feeling. When I like fat woman, I build Venus that way. I like skinny woman, I build Venus that way.”

Diego was smitten by the beauty of all females.”

                      *Preview book: http://www.blurb.com/b/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

BELIEVE IT OR NOT  . . . SOME CRITICS CHOSE THE #FAKE“MATISSE”

            ABOVE is NOT the real $3 million dollar Matisse!     THIS IS:

Odalisque a la culotte rouge - 1925

Odalisque a la culotte rouge, Henri Matisse 1925

The next question to consider is how does one price beauty when not a Matisse? One zero less than $3 million dollars? Two zero’s less? Three zeros? Good art is priceless.

To see more Diego nudes:           http://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/nudes-gallery/

More on Antonio Diego Voci:     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Diego_Voci

Coop Cooprider, Diego Historian: diegovociproject@gmail.com