Sunday, February 5, 2017

DISNEY-BRITTON | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
"Freedom of Worship" (1943) by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978).
Following President Trump's announcement of a travel ban on Muslims, a museum group has now announced that Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Worship" painting will begin an international tour in 2018. Heads and hands at prayer are the dominant features in Norman Rockwell's 1943 work. Painted during an era when white Americans avoided associating with minorities, the artist crossed that line by grouping eight profiles including a black woman in the upper left and a Jewish man carrying a religious book in the lower right. The color choices of beige and gray also reflect that mood. Can't wait until 2018? Giclee prints are available online at Art.com.

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Clockwise from top left: “Freedom of Worship”; “Freedom of Speech”; “Freedom From Want”; and “Freedom From Fear” (1943). Credit SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN
Set of Four Norman Rockwell U.S. WWII Freedoms Lithograph Posters, Freedom from Want, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, and Freedom from Fear, each unframed and folded, sheet size 111 x 79 in. Estimate $1,000-2,000
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