HOME / Art : The big picture. Cézanne's Card Players Art with a quietly subversive message. By Christopher Benfey|Posted Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at 7:20 AM Tweet Advertisement Click here to read a slide-show essay on Cézanne's card players. 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 Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft Tornado Survivor Finds Her Missing Dog in the Rubble of Her Home During a TV Interview Texas Judge Blocks Lesbian Couple From Living Together 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.