The Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want

Rue Cler, Paris (2006)

A current interpretation on one of Norman Rockwell‘s The Four Freedoms. This photo of a produce market in the 7th arrondissement in Paris was taken in late November, yet the stalls are filled with an abundance of exotic fruits and fresh vegetables.

The series of paintings was inspired by a speech from Franklin Roosevelt in which freedom from want and fear and freedom of speech and worship were evoked as a way to keep Americans supportive of U.S. involvement in World War II.

Illustrations of the paintings appeared on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post.

 

 

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