Keywords:3D, American artist, Freedom from Fear, Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post, fear, freedom, illustration, nostalgia, war, war bonds, family
Dimensions3500 x 1800
Original file size868 KB
Date modified1-Mar-13 21:55
"Freedom from Fear" by Norman Rockwell in 3D
Saturday Evening Post Cover: March 13, 1943
Size of Original: 35.5” W X 45.75” H
Location of Original: Norman Rockwell Museum of Stockbridge
This painting was the only one that was not created directly for the Four Freedom series. It was an unpublished painting originally intended to show the Battle of Britain. Because it was unused it was suitable for inclusion as the “Freedom from Fear” painting.
Rockwell had the Bennington Banner, Vermont newspaper make a prop headline to have a more realistic newspaper in the model’s hand. Vermont neighbors were used as models and the father is said to appear in all Four Freedom paintings. Can you spot him in the other paintings?
Rockwell was concerned that the image that showed American children safe in their beds while Europe was at war was too callous and smug.
Freedom from Fear was based on the Four Freedoms speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt on Jan 16, 1941. Later the Four Freedom images helped raise $130,000,000 in war bonds. They were also made into postage stamps.
Mad magazine created a parody of the Rockwell painting depicting a mother tucking in an empty bed while the newspaper describes the Newtown, Conn school massacre of Dec/12