"Bell on Bonnard, dull as ditch-water"

Julian Bell is an artist, scholar, writer and art critic.  He is the son of Quentin Bell and grandson of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf's older sister.  He published a monograph on Bonnard in 1994, and has also written many essays on the nature of art.  He addressed The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) on the occasion of the solo exhibition held in 2009.