Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" Gets an Image Update

"In future days…we look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms– freedom of speech, of worship, from material want and from fear."

 

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE, January 6, 1941

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell, the famous American illustrator, created four paintings to represent each freedom that President Roosevelt identified.  The Saturday Evening Post, publicized the images in 1943 during WWII and received 60,000 letters about them.   For a long time, these iconic images represented America's best ideas about freedom.  

 

While these images may have worked at the time they were created, many believe that they no longer represent the nation we have become.  The arts organization For Freedoms sponsored a campaign for artists to create photographic updates of Rockwell's original paintings. 

Freedom From Want

1943

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Freedom From Want

2018

Freedom From Fear

1943

 

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Freedom From Fear

2018

 

Freedom of Worship

1943

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Freedom of Worship

2018

Freedom of Speech

1943

 

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Freedom of Speech

2018

 

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