Friday, February 3, 2017

Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ paintings to go on tour

By Joshua Borone
Clockwise from top left: “Freedom of Worship”; “Freedom of Speech”; “Freedom From Want”; and “Freedom From Fear” (1943). Credit SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN
NEW YORK---Norman Rockwell’s most famous paintings are going on tour. "Four Freedoms,” four World War II-era works inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address, will travel around the United States and France in the exhibition “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms,” scheduled to open in June 2018 at the New-York Historical Society. They are “Freedom of Speech,” depicting a dignified Everyman standing up to speak his mind; “Freedom of Worship,” with a group in prayer; “Freedom From Want,” with an idyllic family dinner; and “Freedom From Fear,” which shows parents tucking in their children. [link]