Title: Love of Winter, 1914
Artist: George Bellows (1882-1925)
In Love of Winter, it is 1914, just about a century ago, when women, as we see in the foreground, still wear long dresses and coats with the mandatory hat. Yet, are they unafraid to brave the slick surface of the local pond or lake, guiding their children across the recently fallen snow to join the crowd below? Or might they be just as content to watch the energetic movement of the skaters, both in groups or solo, already on the ice?
Although the career of George Bellows was short (dying at the age of 42), he produced a variety of subjects and themes: from New York urban street scenes to seascapes of Maine and California.
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