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William H Hunt
Date of birth: 12 June 1823
Date of death: 1884
Country Of Origin: America

Secretary Of The Navy

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How far such symbolism is warranted depends upon its unobtrusiveness and its restriction within limits not destroying natural beauty.

William H Hunt
I agree that Ruskin has done much harm to counter balance much good in giving people the trick of talking about Art instead of really doing a little of it to enable them to understand.

William H Hunt
The forerunners and contemporaries of Tintoretto had consecrated the custom, to which he gave a larger value and more original meaning.

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There is no more reason why the features belonging to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man.

William H Hunt
Tintoretto's meaning was expressed with no arbitrary or unnatural disturbance of the truth.

William H Hunt
When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth.

William H Hunt
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