Winter

  • Howard Newman, Winter, 1978, bronze on integral base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1985.30.55

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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.

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“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

Title
Winter
Artist
Date
1978
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
15 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (38.1 x 16.5 x 20.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on integral base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – season – winter
Object Number
1985.30.55
Palette
Linked Open Data
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