Pierre Bonnard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The big picture.
Feb. 11 2009 6:53 AM

The Undecider

Bonnard's changing place in modern art.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about the mysterious late work of Bonnard.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about the mysterious late work of Bonnard.

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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.