Freedom From Want Parody
Freedom From is a record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which primarily focuses on the international noise underground genre. The label was founded in 1996 with its first official release by a San Francisco three-piece named Job. Up until early 1998, the labels focus was singularly cassettes, with the most well-known being the infamous Thurston Moore/Beck/Tom Surgal cassette. During the course of its primary existence, FF often released either the first or first widely available release by many bands, including Jason Lescalleet, Hair Police, Sightings, No Doctors, Milovan Srdenovic, Violent Ramp, Reynols and many more. Freedom From was also one of the first entities to book and promote shows nationally for experimental/weird bands from 2001-2004, including the first major tours for bands like Wolf Eyes, Sightings, No Doctors, Hair Police, Mammal, Nautical Almanac and more. Freedom From also helped bring to prominence the last years of the infamous Church venue in Minneapolis, bringing bands like Animal Collective, Coachwhips, Wolf Eyes, Numbers, 25 Suaves, Glass Candy, Chromatics and many more for their first ever shows in the Twin Cities area. Finally, Freedom From is also known for the De Stijl/Freedom From and End Times Festivals, bringing in artists like Tony Conrad, The Boredoms, XBXRX, NNCK, Gang Gang Dance, Zip Code Rapists, Borbetomags, Smegma, Burning Star Core, Devendra Banhart, Arthur Doyle and many more.
Freedom from Want , also known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I'll Be Home for Christmas , is the third of the Four Freedoms series of four oil paintings by American artist Norman Rockwell . The works were inspired by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt 's 1941 State of the Union Address , known as Four Freedoms .
Seems to me that, many years ago and during a time of recession, I saw one by National Lampoon depicting Grandpa and Grandma serving up a a skinned and roasted Rover, complete with a baseball in his mouth. Anyone know were to find that one?
Many people are familiar with the classic Norman Rockwell image, seen center, above. Entitled OURs… to fight for Freedom from Want , is a color lithograph that Rockwell created in 1942, and which was published in the Saturday Evening Post as part of a series illustrating the “Four Freedoms.” The aim of this series was to promote the buying of war bonds by Americans during World War II. Nowadays the original copy on the image is cut off, so most simply think of it as Rockwell’s Thanksgiving painting.
One of Norman Rockwell’s most famous paintings is often wrongly called Rockwell’s Thanksgiving. It’s actually titled Freedom from Want , and you often see it parodied this time of year. It was created in November of 1942 for the Saturday Evening Post and depicts friends and family of Rockwell gathering for a family meal. You can see the full size original below :
Freedom from Want is a painting by Norman Rockwell and is one of his series of four paintings called the Four Freedoms . Rockwell was inspired to make these paintings since he heard the Four Freedoms Speech of American President Franklin D. Roosevelt of January 6, 1941.