Giorgio Morandi at the Met.

Giorgio Morandi at the Met.

The big picture.
Sept. 24 2008 11:37 AM

Morandi Returns to Earth

An Italian master at the Met.

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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.

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