Author Archives: Nicholas Fox Weber


Looking at Art
The Matisse rug Mimosa, 1949–51, hanging in the front hall of Fox Weber’s childhood home. TIM NIGHSWANDER, IMAGING4ART/©2015 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

The Figure in a Matisse-cutout Carpet

In the spring of 1968, I took the last course ever taught by the art historian Meyer Schapiro. I was, at the time, a junior at Columbia College, and it was a thrill to be studying with someone who could … Read More


Looking at Art
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Moving a Mantegna

A radical rehanging of a beloved Renaissance masterpiece at Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera induces awe in some observers—and cringes in others Read More


Looking at Art
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Brancusi’s ‘Kiss': A Never-Ending Embrace

A visit to Montparnasse prompts a reflection on the refined abstraction and complex romance of a famous sensual sculpture
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Features
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Seeing the Bauhaus through a Ketchup Bottle

Visiting Josef and Anni Albers at their suburban Connecticut home, an art historian finds insights into the artists’ approach to fast food, teacups, and even Heinz ketchup. Read More