Everyman, Meet Somebody: Characterization and Melodrama in Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms”

Everyman, Meet Somebody: Characterization and Melodrama in Rockwell's Four Freedoms Despite pretensions to eternity, we know that art is fixed in time, rooted to the moment of its creation and distribution. The historical exigencies that led to the creation of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms suite are well known.