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Title: Winter Silence
Name: Painting
Date: 1950-1959
Medium: Oil on canvas
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 23 x 31 in. (58.4 x 78.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rosenfield. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University.
Object Number: UM82.115
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The abstracted landscape lends itself well to winter scenes. Natural elements are concealed by snow, allowing Mattern to simplify the ground and emphasize the ominous sky filled with green-grey popcorn clouds traveling across the sky.