Cherish the joyful spirit of Christmas Festival with this heartfelt and reflective story on Christmas! We also invite you to share your feelings and experiences on Christmas by sending us Christmas Stories written by you.
A Christmas Carol
It is hard to believe that there is anyone on the planet who is not familiar with the story of A Christmas Carol. Written in a six-week period in October and November of 1843, the novel was the first of five short Christmas books published by Charles Dickens. Obviously, it was the most successful novel in the series. In fact, he was so certain that people would like his story that he refused to sell the rights to his publisher and instead paid to publish it himself. His instincts proved correct, and soon after its publication all of the copies were sold.
In his later years, Dickens would read an abridged version of A Christmas Carol at public readings for which he charged a fee. Often, that fee went to the several charitable organizations that he was involved with throughout his lifetime. The book itself was instrumental in raising people’s awareness of poverty.
Since its publication, the story has been told many times in all imaginable forms. Despite the thousands of times that A Christmas Carol has been adapted to stage, radio, movies, and television, the novel remains the most popular and poignant telling of the tale.
BAMBINI 1973 80 x 100cm oil on canvas
The Diego Voci Project is both pleased and excited to have discovered this amazing oil on canvas was recently offered for sale through an auction house in Germany.
This very powerful painting, it’s location and owner have been an ongoing mystery since 1974. This remarkable find will now facilitate the next part of our intensive search to determine the paintings provenance.
As of now we presume the canvas was purchased directly from Diego and remained with the owner in Germany. Our continuing hope is to seek out the owners family for additional information regarding provenance. Also, we will attempt to communicate directly with the Auction House to request any information which they can share with The Diego Voci Project.
Through his creative generosity of mind and spirit Diego has made our world a better place.