Thursday, May 21, 2009

Norman Rockwell

I just can't get away from my romantic nature. This is one of my favorite paintings by Norman Rockwell. It is called, "Marriage License". I love the way the man has curved his arm protectively around his delicate fiancee. He's wearing a suit and holding a hat. Her beautiful dress is crisply ironed, a pristine sunshine yellow. She even wears matching shoes. The dark, messy office surroundings provide a contrast the the light prettiness of the future bride.Today couples go apply for a marriage license in blue jeans but once upon a time it was an event for which you dressed up.

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