HOME / Art : The big picture. Morandi Returns to Earth An Italian master at the Met. By Christopher Benfey|Posted Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at 11:37 AM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay on Giorgio Morandi. . Advertisement . . Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Art articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Christopher Benfey. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL The Never-Before-Seen Memoir of a Guantánamo Detainee Who Said It: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford or Simpsons Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby? How the United States Kept Mohamedou Ould Slahi Silent for 12 Years Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press. Click here to load comments.