William Morris Hunt Quotes

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William Morris Hunt Quotes

You are to draw not reality, but the appearance of reality!
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The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.

— William Morris Hunt

Art teaches you the philosophy of life, and if you can't learn it from art, you can't learn it at all. It shows you that there is no perfection. There is light, and there is shadow. Everything is in half tint.

— William Morris Hunt

You can't do a fine thing without having seen fine examples.

— William Morris Hunt

There's lots of fun in this world, after all. And if there isn't, there is in the next. And we're going there, sure.

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Believe that time is going to help you do what you want.

— William Morris Hunt

How are we going to make painters by lecturing to them? We are going to make questioners, doubters, and talkers. We are going to make painters by painting ourselves, and by showing the paintings of others. By working frankly from our convictions, we are going to make them work frankly from theirs.

— William Morris Hunt

Strive for simplicity! Don't have the face a checkerboard of tints! Use such colors as nature uses, but not try to keep them distinct! Your work may be called monotonous, but one tone is better than many which do not harmonize.

— William Morris Hunt

You are to draw not reality, but the appearance of reality!

— William Morris Hunt

Compare constantly, lines and angles ... Hold looking-glass before your model and your drawing. Take a second's glance only, and see if the impression be the same. If it be not, ask, 'What is the difference?

— William Morris Hunt

Elaboration is not beauty, and sand-paper never finished a piece of bad work.

— William Morris Hunt

Let me give you a few simple rules for learning to draw. First, see of what shape the whole thing is. Next, put in the line that marks the movement of the whole. Don't have more than one movement in a figure; you can't patch parts together. Simple lines; then simple values. Establish the fact of the whole. Is it square, oblong, cube, or what is it?

— William Morris Hunt

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