Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! -- by Florida Fine Art Blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

The painting above is by Norman Rockwell.  The title is "Freedom from Want"  and was first published in the March 6, 1943 addition of The Saturday Evening Post.   Mr. Rockwell was inspired by FDR's State of the Union speech in 1941.  Freedom from Want was one in a series of four illustrations done to drum up support for the war.  The other three illustrations are; Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Belief and Freedom from Fear.  Mr. Rockwell knew that this depiction of American life was not the average shared experience for most Americans but he worked from a place that, as he put it, "I paint life as I would like it to be."  GL

Norman Rockwell website

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