#DIEGO #VOCI #FACES #SERIES PART 5

#Below are the last five in the last of this Diego Voci Project Faces Series:

Group 5 1 NOV 2017

#DIEGO VOCI #Faces- Where are they now? Faded Polaroids found by Helga in a shoebox.

#Helga Voci, #Diego’s widow, has provided the DVP a plethora of Index Cards she kept since the mid 70’s. Coop Cooprider, Diego Voci Historian since 1973, suggested inventory records of the Diego aficionados such as Stephen Max and his wife Wendy. They represented Diego exclusively in Canada from 1980 until 1985 the year Diego passed.

Learn how Stephen Max and Coop Cooprider were linked to Diego’s growing success in Germany and then Canada – all because of a TV Guide:  https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio-diego-voci-3984818/Page15.html#88728

Above on the left is “Suonatrice di linto” is one of 20 plus DIEGO artworks owned by Stephen and Wendy Max, in Edmonton, Albert, Canada. We thank them for their volunteer efforts made to increase awareness and value of the great body of artwork created by Antonio DIEGO Voci (1920-1985) and promoting DIEGO on Social Media.

#GOOGLE “Diego Voci” and CLICK “IMAGES” just to see a portion of DIEGO’s creations.

Search “Diego Voci” on #YouTube and enjoy more than 15 videos made by Stephen Max.

Give us your feedback at diegovociproject@gmail.com

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DIEGO VOCI MASTER OF #SURREALISM

Although known as a figurative artist, Diego Voci was a Master of the Surreal.

Arlequin Sur La Plage #161-433 Alfaro 50x60cm

Diego Voci; “Arlequin Sur La Plage” 50x60cm oil on canvas

 

The not-for-profit Diego Voci Project is searching for the lost paintings of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985).  This is only one of couple thousand “Diegos’” to be found.  It was purchased by Eugene Alfaro April 4, 1977.

Our long term goal is a major museum exhibition.  Thus we have a “Buy or Borrow” program for the best of the best.  As the original collectors have passed on, Diego art pieces have shown up everywhere from Belgium to Lithuania, from a garage sale to under somebody’s bed.  Here is a terrific find that was purchased for 97¢!  https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page4.html#62739

Contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com!

#DIEGO VOCI – MASTER OF #SURREALISM

Eden #361-471 Mr. Andrew Russo

Diego Voci; “Eden” #361-471 oil on canvas 60x80cm 

How many facets to a diamond?

Often it was said “Diego” has too many styles.  Collectors of the works of internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985) own and treasure works in several “facets” ranging from realism, cubism, fauve, impressionism, and yes surrealism, and in which Diego excelled.

Diego was always experimenting.  https://www.pinterest.com/diegovoci/

The Diego Voci Estate has just discovered lost images of about a dozen wonderful surrealistic examples of Diego’s exceptional talent which we will share with you over the next few weeks.  If you know an owner, contact us at diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To see some of the Diego Voci surrealism posted onto Social Media in the past click here: Pinterest Surrealism

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:

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“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/

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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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