Shapes of Fear | Maynard Dixon | 1932

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Size: 14"x11"

"Shapes of Fear" by Maynard Dixon, created in 1932, is an evocative painting that captures a sense of mystery and anxiety. The artwork features three cloaked figures huddled together; their bodies and faces are completely obscured by their draped robes. The folds and textures of the cloaks are rendered with meticulous detail, giving the figures a sculptural, almost monumental presence. The background is stark and minimalistic, focusing the viewer's attention on the forms and the implied tension between them. The absence of any distinct facial features or identifying traits renders the figures as universal symbols, potentially embodying the fear and uncertainty that marked the era during which Dixon painted this work, likely influenced by the social and economic hardships of the Great Depression. The cloaks' earthy tones and the figures' anonymity may suggest themes of desolation, secrecy, or the unknown.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
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  • Contains no plastic



14 x 11 Inches = 35.5 cm x 28 cm

20 x 16 Inches = 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm