Freedom From Want orThe Thanksgiving Picture is one of Four Freedoms paintings by Norman Rockwell
In this painting, no one is giving thanks at a Thanksgiving table. Deborah Solomon explains, “This, then, is the subject of his painting: not just the sanctity of American traditions, but the casualness with which Americans treat them. America, he suggests, is a place that not only has traditions, but the freedom to laugh at them.”
Rockwell summed up his own form of idealism best, “I paint life as I would like it to be.” It has become the life we’d want it to be. View all Four Freedom paintings by Norman Rockwell.
Note: Rockwell’s paintings were inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the State of the Union Address that he delivered to the 77th United States Congress on January 6, 1941.
Happy Thanksgiving! For those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoy you day!