Weather and Art: Love of Winter

Winter, like all seasons, has its pluses and minuses. With freezing temperatures and accumulating snow, it can produce travel problems and other difficulties. On the other hand, it also creates the opportunity for a variety of outdoor activities like skiing, sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and of course, the Winter Olympics.

Love of Winter, a painting by George Bellows from 1914, captures the spirit of those who embrace the season. A personal favorite, it portrays the movement of skaters on a frozen pond.  Filled with activity and color, the scene conveys the joy of being outdoors on a crisp winter day.

"Love of Winter", 1914 by George Bellows.  Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

Love of Winter, 1914 by George Bellows. Oil on Canvas (32.5 x 40.5 inches).                                                    The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection.

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About Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.