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Debby Applegate… art lovers will be intoxicated by the sheer abundance of masterworks. Here, Weber is at his best, describing the art in a vivid, straightforward manner, free of pedantry. And he has a gift for breathing life into styles now out of vogue. These days it isn’t hard to instill appreciation for, say, Van Gogh’s “Night Café,” the gloomy masterpiece Stephen gave to Yale. More impressively, Weber conjures the exhilaration of pictures like the Clark Art Institute’s perennial favorite, William Bouguereau’s frolicsome “Nymphs and Satyr,” a scandal in 1873 but already considered old-fashioned when Sterling was seduced by it.
— The New York Times