|Freedom of Worship|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Location||Norman Rockwell Museum,
|Dimensions||46 in × 35.5 in|
|116.8 cm × 90 cm|
|Norman Rockwell Famous Artwork|
|Freedom of Speech, 1943|
|Freedom from Want, 1943|
|Freedom of Worship, 1943|
|Freedom from Fear, 1943|
|The Problem We All Live With, 1964|
|Breaking Home Ties, 1954|
|Russian Schoolroom, 1967|
|Rosie The Riveter, 1943|
Freedom of Worship is an oil on canvas painting by Norman Rockwell. This painting is one of the set of four paintings representing the Four Freedoms. It dates back to the year 1943 and is considered an artistic representation of the Freedom of Religion. The painting features some people praying and showing their devotion to their respective gods. Inevitably, it was difficult to demonstrate different races and religions through painting, but Rockwell did quite a good job in depicting diversity in this regard.
The painting is rather somber in that it includes few colors, such as black, white and beige. As a result it has a duotone color scheme. Rockwell makes use of light as well as repetition of faces and hands to bring out an intense message relating to devotion.
Style and Techniques
The style of this painting is known as Regionalism. This type of genre painting with oil is not only interesting but also inspirational to many.