Saturday, May 26, 2018

Nprman Rockwell's The Four Freedoms

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of worship

From a poster done later during the struggle for Civil Rights

Freedom from fear  more relevant now than ever

Freedom from want.

During WW II, Rosevelt asked us..."What does it mean to be an American."Rockwell's strong paintings show the important principles that we were fighting for and still should be fighting for..freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear. When the documentary on Rosevelt aired on PBS, I was trying to discuss it with some friends and all they could do was harp on his flaws and faults. But he also gave us a lot more - and Rockwell beautifully portrays those ideals, painted under the duress of WW II.

77 years since he gave this speech.

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