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Winter

1978 Howard Newman Born: Elizabeth, New Jersey 1943 bronze on integral base 15 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (38.1 x 16.5 x 20.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation 1985.30.55 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50A


Luce Center Quote

“We protect ourselves to keep out of the cold of the northern winter and the gaze, real or imagined, that others or we ourselves cast upon us.” Howard Newman, 2004

Luce Center Label

Winter depicts a large, heavily clad figure with only a tiny face revealed to the elements. The fragmented construction resembles armor, suggesting a form of defense against violence as well as the weather. Newman feels that every individual requires some form of protection, and Winter could be a metaphor for the imagined barriers people create between themselves and the rest of the world.

Keywords

Allegory - season - winter

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sculpture

metal - bronze