Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell

Freedom from Want by Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)is one of the most beloved American artists. Freedom from Want is a classic illustration done in 1943 that is still relevant today. The artist created a warm loving environment in this picture that brings us all together at the Thanksgiving table. Although at first we may notice the succulent turkey and beautifully set table, it is the smiling and loving faces that remind us of the true meaning of Thanksgiving and ‘freedom from want”.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.” Psalm 106:1

A Thankful Heart by Morgan Weistling, Thanksgiving, Giving Thanks

Monday, November 24th, 2008

A Thankful Heart by Morgan Weistling

A Thankful Heart by Morgan Weistling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The true meaning of Thanksgiving is reflected in this religious art piece by Morgan Weistling. Perhaps the most popular Thanksgiving related artwork is Norman Rockwell’s Freedom From Want, which shows a family gathered around the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Contrary to the abundant theme of Norman Rockwell’s piece, A Thankful Heart features a little girl with hands folded and head bowed, giving thanks for a humble meal. The table is devoid of any fancy trimmings or decor, and we can see that the child is wearing an apron, perhaps from having helped prepare the simple meal before her. Morgan Weistling uses this religious artwork to remind us to be thankful for the little we receive as well as the bounty.