Sunday, February 13, 2011

Couples' Romance

Romance 1931-1932 by Thomas Hart Benton

A couples' romantic gesture can be as simple as holding hands, as illustrated in the circa 1932 painting by American regionalist painter, Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975).  His Romance painting of a couple dressed in their Sunday best as they stroll, holding hands in a 1930s rural setting with the man holding his shoes to keep the road's dirt off, inspired today's blog. 

I photographed several playscale-size dolls and a few other, larger scale dolls to create a slide show of romantic couples.  Some of the dolls eagerly shared their stories in The Doll Blogs:  When Dolls Speak I Listen.

To read the captions and some of the stories shared in The Doll Blogs, view the still photos here.

Which couples are your favorites?


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