Picasso is entirely wrong about Bonnard simply being a neo-impressionist. I believe that he is so completely different in personality and spirit from Bonnard that he couldn’t understand him at all. His judgment was not about painting really, he simply couldn’t relate to someone who consistently insisted on that level of beauty. That’s not to say that Picasso wasn’t a great inventor and fine painter; and one who could produce great beauty in painting. But it is to say that his judgment of Bonnard was due to his own immense ego, which wouldn’t allow him to appreciate fully someone from whom he was so different.