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3 years ago#1
Lcamargo
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ANTONIO DIEGO VOCI

Rediscover the lost Art of DIEGO VOCI in Painting of the Week. Follow us each week here and on Facebook for the unveiling of DIEGO VOCI's Collection.

September 11, 2011

This week the piece we are highlighting is from 1979. A more contemporary piece from the latter part of his career. The painting called "Embracing" is completed in watercolor and preserved nicely under glass.


"Embracing" 24" x 34" Watercolor on Paper 1979 Date on front

DIEGO Quote
"A man does not find interest to be artist... it comes automatically."
Antonio DIEGO Voci
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3 years ago#2
cjvoci
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Great new addition to Artifact Collectors. Thanks Lisa.
Just a reminder that Helga Voci still has original signed and numbered lithographs for sale.
Chris

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3 years ago#3
Lcamargo
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September 19, 2011

To see the DIEGO VOCI PAINTING OF THE WEEK: "Valiant Stallion"

Artifact Collectors: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818/Page7.html#186

A must see. "Valiant Stallion " is a powerful horse's head in a setting of the surreal.

September 26, 2011

And as a bonus, here is next week's Painting of the Week: (we will be out of connection)

DIEGO VOCI PAINTING OF THE WEEK

This week the piece we are highlighting is from 1972 . A cubist piece from the latter part of DIEGOs career. The painting called "Le Concert de Harlequins" is completed in Oil on Canvas. Beautifully balanced in color composition.


"Le Concert de Harlequins " 23 3/4" x 32" oil on canvas

DIEGO Quote
"The real academy is in the Cafe.... where you meet so many artists."
Antonio DIEGO Voci

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3 years ago#4
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October 3, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

This week we are highlighting a large painting from the DIEGO Voci Collection in 1974 . A strong use of color depicting bathers "Men on beach" from his figurative period. The painting called "Hommes sur la plage" is an Oil on Canvas.


"Hommes sur la plage" 35 ½" x 51" Figurative, 1974 Oil on Canvas

DIEGO Quote
"I am always learning, always painting, to fill a need.. to express."
Antonio DIEGO Voci

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3 years ago#5
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October 10, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

This week we are highlighting a painting from the DIEGO Voci Collection ca. 1974 . A piece from his glass painting series. The painting called "Women and Blue Pottery" is done with Glass Paint on canvas.

DIEGO defies being put in a box. He was constantly experimenting. Glass paint was a real challenge. There is no second chance to change the paint once it hits the canvas. DIEGOs sure hand is all the more evident in "Women and Blue Pottery", one of 5 known DIEGO works with glass paint. If you know of another, let us know.


"Women and Blue Pottery" 32" x 24" Glass Paint on canvas

For more information about DIEGO:
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Diego History: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818.html
Diego Voci (A-D-V): http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818.html

DIEGO Quote
"I was born to be an artist"
Antonio DIEGO Voci

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3 years ago#6
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October 17, 2011 and February 20, 2012

DIEGO VOCI Painting of the Week

The painting below is highlighted in "DEATH by OIL and CANVAS" Series by Antonio DIEGO Voci (VOH-chee)

The sudden shock that disaster will take your life in one second! How will your face look?

There was once a World Trade Center. In an instant it was gone. Death came to 3,000 people that fateful morning who did not expect it. DIEGO VOCI contemplated catastrophe death.

About 1964, Joy Gibson, a Canadian Art Dealer, with a stable of fine artists, met Antonio DIEGO Voci (pronounced VOH-chee) , "doing quickie caricatures in Officer's Club in Germany". She said, "His lines were distinctive and free." Joy discovered DIEGO had exceptional talent for paint on canvas, and began adding his paintings to her exhibitions. "At first he was a hard sell."

Joy married Dr. Jadat Naffouj, and together they ran the Naffouj Gallery in the Altstadt of Landstuhl Germany. DIEGO made a 5 year contract in 1965 for Naffouj to be DIEGO's exclusive representative, X amount of paintings per month, in exchange for X amount of $. That exclusive contract coincided with the 5 year contract DIEGO made for an apartment in Wiesbaden for him and Helga Drossler, whom he would marry in 1968.

In 1967, my wife Patti and I decided to purchase this somewhat disturbing DIEGO which Patti named "Anguish".

Anguish, 1967 31" x 23", oil on canvas

DIEGO Quote
"The first idea... the first few lines decide the whole work."
Antonio DIEGO Voci

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3 years ago#7
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October 24, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

There is no question that DIEGO, was truly an international artist. But he was known by the signature on his paintings as A. Voci or D. Voci until about 1965.

Our Painting of the Week, is the second painting we have so far located which was originally sold by Schlossgalerie, in Zurich, Switzerland in the 1963-1965 period. When we referred to the painting as a legitimate DIEGO, Sid, the paintings new owner said "It is still a Voci painting to me". Don't let the size of the this image deceive you, "Horses Racing" is 4 feet wide.



"Horses Racing", 40" x 28", Oil on Canvas, signed "A.Voci"

You can view the 1965 sister painting "Horses Grazing"
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818/Page6.html#163

For the accompanying 1965 newspaper ad
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818.html#5

DIEGO Voci Horses Genre Collection
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818/Page2.html#56

DIEGO Quote
"I must paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I begin again. This is my life."
Antonio DIEGO Voci

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3 years ago#8
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October 31, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

This next painting a week in advance is also signed "DVoci", and has been chosen because it 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 is now 79, living in Philadelphia where this gift from DIEGO is displayed.



"Still Life", 18" x 24", 1957, Oil on Canvas, signed "DVoci 1957"

DIEGO Quote
"You don't ask yourself what day do do you have the idea.. it grows from yourself."
Antonio DIEGO Voci

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3 years ago#9
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November 7, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

NOTICE: Since there will not be any display on this thread for a month, here is one more painting of the week, 2 weeks in advance.

Continuing with DIEGO paintings with special connection to the VOCI Family (pronounced VOH-chee), this is a large wall mural in the VOCI home, near Wiesbaden, where DIEGO's widow lives today, and where DIEGO lived and painted until his death on December 10, 1985.


And a section close up


We'll make up for the coming missing weeks on our return. Stay tuned. It will be worth the wait.

DIEGO Quotes
"My life took on new meaning, I became more" (After DIEGO met Helga Drossler January 1960)
Antonio DIEGO Voci

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3 years ago#10
Lcamargo
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November 14, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

"La Violenza" by DIEGO Voci is not just the nice painting to match the couch. "La Violenza" is a powerful DIEGO image that is disturbing to many viewers. The muscular strength and passion of DIEGO's "La Violenza" spoke loudly to international art collectors Patti and Coop Cooprider, who bought it directly from DIEGO. It remained proudly displayed over their bed for over 35 years.


"La Violenza" 35 ¾" x 41 ½" c. 1973 oil on canvas

Note: "La Violenza" was recently put in storage, temporarily replaced by "The Mandoline" next week's DIEGO VOCI Painting of the Week.

For more information about DIEGO:
Artifact Collectors:
DIEGO VOCI (Antonio Diego Voci):
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818.html
DIEGO VOCI History:
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818.html

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3 years ago#11
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November 21, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

"The Mandoline" with modest hints of Picasso and of surrealism, is textured by the DIEGO painting below it which DIEGO did not like and painted over.


"The Mandoline" 1974 29 ½" x 41 ½" oil on canvas

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DIEGO VOCI (Antonio Diego Voci)
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818.html
DIEGO VOCI History
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3 years ago#12
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Thanks for highlighting this one Coop. One minor point of fact, the signature is "D" Voci not "A" Voci, Diego used a capital "D" around this time (that looks like a Capital A), but he never signed with an "A". He was well known as Diego by the late 1950s and went by that moniker exclusively to my knowledge.

Chris Voci
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3 years ago#13
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November 28, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

This week we are highlighting, "I Musicisti del Circo", a drawing (mixed media) from the DIEGO Voci Collection ca. 1970 . A delightful (whimsical) DIEGO Voci, the painting describes a Venetian scene featuring a group of four young circus musicians. Venice and the lagoon lies in the distance. The provenance is one of two paintings DIEGO Voci works of art purchased in 1979 from the D.J. Van Zooligen Galleries, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. * This piece exudes a freshness and looseness in brushstrokes, which confirms DIEGO's vast skills and talents with a wide range of styles.

* Information from A la Mode Gallery. www.alamodegalleries.com


"I Musicisti del Circo", 1970, 15" x 20" drawing mixed media unframed

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DIEGO VOCI History
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818.html
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http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818.html

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3 years ago#14
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Re: A. Voci vs. D. Voci Signatures Link #8 above

Thanks, Chris, correction has been made to our inadvertent signature error in text of Link #8 above from A.Voci to D.Voci, The DVoci signature is clearly obvious in the lower right hand corner of the painting.

However, the AC viewers should know that DIEGO did often sign A.Voci in the early sixties when he had his studio in the Schlossgalarie in Zurich, Switzerland.
See:
1) "Horses Grazing" http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818/Page6.html#163
2) "Horses Racing" http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818/Page2.html#56
Also, see the 1965 Schlossgalarie advertisement which has no DIEGO, rather he was know there as Antonio Voci. http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818.html#5

Yes, DIEGO always introduced himself by his DIEGO moniker, but did not start consistently using the DIEGO signature until his relationship with Joy Gibson, and her subsequent marriage to Jadat Naffouj in Germany. In 1965, DIEGO made a 5 year exclusive contract with Naffouj Gallery in Landstuhl.

We appreciate you catching our inadvertent error in Link #8 above. There are 3 good reasons we chose that painting which DIEGO did as a joke for your dad, Tony:
1) Its early date and its unique signature. So little has been found of the pre-1965 era.
2) Its special family connection of your dad traveling with DIEGO, while Tony was stationed as a tank commander in Germany.
3) And especially to show the keen sense of humor in DIEGO's character.

Coop

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3 years ago#15
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December 5, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

Elegantly simple, sullen subjects beautifully painted by Antonio DIEGO Voci (VOH-chee) called "A La Fenetre". The French translation for "At the Window". The white Dove attracts the viewer's eye anticipating modest movement, and a mild curiosity for one another. This piece was created ca. 1976. Hints of surrealism and cubism permeate throughout this creation.



"Al la Fenetre" (At the Window), ca. 1976, #707 31 ½" x 39 ½" Oil on Canvas

NOTE: Artifact Collectors poster SMITHLJR's calls the white bird a pigeon in his painting from 1970. Is it a Dove or a Pigeon? You can see his DIEGO under the Artifact Collector's Blog titled "Sleeping Monk and Pigeon" by SMITHJLJR's. His DIEGO was purchased in 1970 (a 21st birthday gift) at Ramstein, Germany .


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3 years ago#16
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December 12, 2011

DIEGO Voci Painting of the Week

As we enter the holy days celebrated by many religions, our DIEGO VOCI painting of the week displays DIEGO's impressionist talents in a scene he remembered from his childhood growing up near Rome.

Happy and Enriching Holidays to Everyone!



"The Procession" ca. mid 70's 20 ½ x 16 ½ Oil on Canvas

Next Week
Painting of the Week for December 19, 2011 "Madonna and Child"
WAS GOD BLACK?


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3 years ago#17
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Hello Coop. This is a great impressionist painting; incredibly well conceived use of texture and color. I would like to have this image (with your permission) for diegovoci.com. While we are on the subject, I reach out to all of the forum-goers to help me track down Roger Tripp, who posted his 5 works on AC Link #98. ARE you out there Roger?


Chris Voci

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3 years ago#18
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December 19, 2011

DIEGO VOCI Painting of the Week

DIEGO was not ashamed to admit that among the many master painters that had an influence on his own work Paul Cezanne, was among them.

NOTICE: $250 MILLION FOR A CEZANNE "CARD PLAYERS"
World Record Breaking Price. See details in Link: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818/Page8.html#215

Although DIEGO would never copy, the Cezanne influence can be seen in "The Two Clochards" from the collection of Chris Voci, Great Nephew of DIEGO.

"The Two Clochards" 22 ½" x 36", ca. early 1960's, oil on canvas

We found an image of a Cezanne in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with hints of that influence. The MET said "Works from Paul Cezanne capture the character he admired in the rural men of his native Provence".

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3 years ago#19
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December 26, 2011

DIEGO VOCI Painting of the Week

Excerpts from this 1969 masterwork "Madonna and Child" by international artist DIEGO VOCI were featured on Facebook as Public Event. On Mother Mary, December 19, 2011 and on Jesus, December 25, 2011 .

This DIEGO VOCI painting provoked 4 questions:
1. "Is God Black?"
2. "Was Mother Mary Persian?"
3. "Was Jesus Mulatto?"
4. "Does God have DNA?"

Asking these questions led to another: "What evidence did Michelangelo have to illustrate God with white skin color on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?"


Madonna and Child 31 ½" X 23 3/4" 1969, oil on canvas

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3 years ago#20
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See the attached photo of a Diego landscape purchased in 1968-69 in Bitburg, Germany.

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3 years ago#21
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And following up on my post, what might the value of a Diego landscape be in today's market? Thanks.

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3 years ago#22
cjvoci
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This is a lovely landscape. I would be happy to discuss value with you, please call me at 610-608-VOCI.

Chris Voci

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3 years ago#23
cjvoci
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This is a very interesting and thought provoking topic. Certainly, Diego made considered all the people of the world as God’s children. He painted the child Christ in an African extraction, as you show here, and also as very European infant. Diego loved the variety of mankind, the different faces, and how each face could convey emotion. Your Madonna and Child has a beautiful African Jesus.

Chris Voci
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3 years ago#24
Coop Cooprider
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Answer to MWCMAINE Link#21. Chris Voci is right, a nice DIEGO landscape. I can tell by the original frame that it came from Naffouj Gallery in Landstuhl, Germany. The gallery is still there run by Jawdat Naffouj. You probably bought it from his wife Joy, who would display at Bittburg, and who now lives in Canada. Check out "DIEGO VOCI History" here on Artifact Collectors . Helga Voci has written 7 Chapters on their life together, and there's other good stuff there. Coop

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3 years ago#25
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DIEGO VOCI Painting of the Week

January 2, 2012

This is the first time anywhere that a color image of this prominent DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee) clown painting has been revealed. The original DIEGO painting was stolen.

(See $30,000 Reward), click on link: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818/Page8.html#231

The original painting until now was printed only in black and white first in the 1974 DIEGO 8 page brochure and 1974 TV Guide http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-history- 4330818.html#6; and subsequently as a B/W lithograph (www.diegovoci.com) DON ABELL, photographer for Stars and Stripes Newspaper did the B/W. This color image was taken by Mr. Cooprider, owner prior to the time of theft.

DIEGO VOCI communicates to the viewer an amazing amount of pathos so deeply felt from the inner core of this human being, pathos so indelible that any amount of clown paint cannot disguise. The emotions and feelings in this piece lend to wanting to be understood and feel safe. The pureness of white paint cleansing the external hiding the internal, and a want to bring forth the true self. Was it a portrayal of DIEGO himself?

Clown, est. 24 x 20, ca, 1974 oil on canvas

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3 years ago#26
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REWARD FOR STOLEN DIEGO VOCI PAINTING INCREASED TO $30,000

Click on link for details:
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-antonio- diego-voci-3984818/Page8.html#231

This DIEGO VOCI clown painting (see above post)was stolen about 1980 from the attic of the building we rented at Am Hang 1, in Otterbach, 6756 Germany, (outskirts of Kaiserslautrm).

At the same time from the same place 3 other DIEGO oil paintings were also stolen, along with a large 6' x 7' DIEGO charcoal drawing of Christ on the Cross done on rolled white paper. The recently found clown image (in post 25 above) is the only evidence, no photos of the others. <phone> .

All disappeared at the same time, so likely the same person. Conventional wisdom of people in the office suspected the landlord's son, but, without photos and, without any evidence, no police report was made.
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3 years ago#27
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Spectactular. I have had a black and white lithograph of this oil for many years, and until now, never seen the colors used to portray that which is hidden behind the sad clown's eyes. This is Diego's best clown. It is my hope that someone somewhere will return it to you Mr. Cooprider.

Chris Voci

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3 years ago#28
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To mwcmaine, Link #20. Congratulations!

Your DIEGO VOCI landscape from the 60's appeared on "Featured Photos" Artifact Collectors Home Page.
http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting- of-the-week-5154118.html#20

Above is a cropped version of the original on Link #20. We would like to incorporate this painting into our Genre Series, will you contact us at <email> for permission. Thank You.

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3 years ago#29
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I would like to add an image of your painting to my website. May I? Do you know the title? What is the size?

Chris

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3 years ago#30
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DIEGO VOCI Painting of the Week

January 9, 2012

Although not a painting this week, experienced collectors know that drawings reveal the true talent of the artist.

Absolutely amazing is the economy of line here in "Tanya's Drawing" for a beautiful result from the swift pen of international artist DIEGO VOCI (VOH-chee). A piece of paper, a pen and a couple of pastels. Get the stop watch. Begin!

1. 2 short quick & bold, but graceful strokes by DIEGO's sure hand creates the forehead.
2. Another for the cheekbone.
3. One more. The chin is formed.
4. A dash of line for a jaw.
5. A pair of sure strokes for an alluring neckline.
6. A few more lines for lovely eyes and eyebrows.
7. And a perfect nose and lips made by a few tiny strokes.
8. Finish with a jiffy pastel fill-in. Some black squiggles, and sign DIEGO.

Stop the watch. Viola! 4 ½ minutes! A thing of beauty everlasting.

"Tayna's Drawing" 20 ½" x 18", ink and pastel on paper, Boston owner is "Tayna"

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