San Francisco

Thomas Hunt

de Young Museum

Hunt has raided the iconography of early Christian mosaics in order to use the forms and symbols, and in some cases, the religious significance of the subject matter for his own purposes. One assumes the purpose is religious decoration. His mosaics miss being good copies of Byzantine art by their lack of the intensely rich decorative color used by the craftsmen of, for ex­ample, the Sant’Apollinaire in Classe, Ravenna.

James Monte