“SOMEWHERE #BEYOND THE #SEA”

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Diego Voci; “Gente Al Mare” #251-207 oil on canvas 70x50cm

The #village #women seeing their men off on a fishing excursion, leaves them alone for sometimes weeks until their return. And sometimes a terrible #storm can take the men and the #boat with it.

Diego Voci wanted to get close to really know the #fisherman, what stories their #faces told. You could often find Diego at the #village gathering place overlooking the #ocean, #playingcards with the #fisherman.

Diego played cards with the Fishermen” by Helga Voci https://diegovociproject.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/artist-diego-voci-was-a-man-of-the-people/

For Lyrics to Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea”, a French melody. https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobbydarin/beyondthesea.html

EVIDENCE AMAZON WARRIOR WOMEN EXISTED

Die Amazonen #1051-365 Capt. Charles Wight 60x70cm

Diego Voci; “Die Amazonen” #1051-365 70x60cm

At least the Amazonen existed in Diego’s dream which he transferred to this canvas “Die Amazonen”. The ancient parchment illustrated is only the second known tribute to the Amazon warrior woman by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-1985). Help us find this one.

The other is the Picassoesque “Amazonni”, a masterpiece in the collection of Coop Cooprider Diego Voci Historian since (1973)*. Link https://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#87210

*Sold to him on his 1973 trip to #Colorado by Marsha Largent Piper, daughter of Dr. Ogden Brown, who was Diego’s exclusive USA representative.

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Diego Voci; “Le Amazzoni” #83 851 oil on canvas; Private Collection 

#Picasso #Cooprider #Amazonen #LaborDay #Guns #DiegoVoci #Warrior #Women

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#Brooklyn Museum’s #History of #Black Radical #Women Draws Its #Power From the #Grassroots

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Diego Voci visited Africa inspired by the beauty in women! See below!

 

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Diego Voci: Composition Africane  76 x 56 CM (in background African Sculpture)

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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.  

La Fille du Port and the “Artist of a Thousand Faces”

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Diego Voci; La Fille du Port; oil on canvas #8802-084

We leave it to the viewer to interpret this wonderful canvas by internationally collected artist Antonio Diego Voci (1920-85).

Who owns this painting?  The Diego Voci Project Team presently is cataloging all of Diego Voci’s works of art into the Diego Voci Estate Archive.  Email us images and any information to diegovociproject@gmail.com.

To view the “Beauty of Diego” book published by Stephen Max, visit http://www.blurb.com/books/5419805-the-beauty-of-diego

Magnetism of Diego Never Loses Power

In this case it was quiet power of women, who make the world hold together.  The words of collector Stanley & Sibylle Wilcox follow this Diego image.

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Stanley Wilcox shares with the Diego Voci Project:

“The title of this next piece is titled “Bauer bei der Ernte” (Farmers at Harvest). It measures 60 x 80 centimeters without the frame. When we first saw this large oil, my wife Sibylle and I were deeply moved by the labored facial expression of the woman standing in the foreground holding what appears to be a grain basket, and the other woman bending over a large half barrel basket with a cloth grain sack. It depicts honor and respect to hard working women in what I believe to be a childhood memory in a rural setting near to where Diego was born in Gasperina, Calabria, Italy.

Hand harvesting wheat was and still is practiced on small family farms in this region. (See interesting reference article and 1950’s/60’s photo posted at Scordo.com – Italian Food Recipes and Lifestyle: “The Wheat Harvest and Memory: Returning to Calabria”.)

Note that an almost identical scene is depicted in the background, strengthening the paintings depth and visually balancing the piece. The men are outnumbered 2 to 1 and are merely serving the role of overseeing the harvest in what I interpret as diminished supervisory capacity influenced by the overwhelming endurance of these women.”

Visit the Diego Voci Project at www.diegovociproject.com to learn more about Diego.

THE #NOTORIETY CONTINUES FOR #ARTIST #DiegoVoci™

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 II:

“Another character that often reoccurs in DIEGO’s portraits is the #clown – earnest, ruddy peasant faces under the #white makeup and the #red rose, true #children of “LA COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE”. 

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Mural done by DiegoVoci™

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commedia_dell%27arte

The memory of the classic form, always present in the subconscious of this truly modern #artist, gives a higher meaning and a more complex form to the work of DIEGO.  His groups of figures – here again he favors young voluptuous women – produce an almost three #dimensional effect, which is achieved by a competent use of the laws of perspective rather than by optical tricks, as, in the case of the #cubist #paintings. 

Episodes and intellectual adventures, which may at times attract great curiosity and interest among public and critics, bear very little resemblance to the fundamental values of art.  Too many collective and individual phenomena dismay and disappoint art lovers looking at modern art today.  Still, there are some artists who, unaffected by trends and passing fashions, dedicate themselves to the search for truth and beauty.  DIEGO is such a man.”

Courtesy of the Diego Voci Project www.diegovociproject.com

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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

Interpretation of “Donne Con Natura Morta”

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.

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“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?

View www.diegovociproject.com to view additional works of art by DiegoVoci™ .

Email the all volunteer Diego Voci Project team at diegovociproject@gmail.com to share your work of art by DiegoVoci™. 

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