HOME / Art : The big picture. The Raw Vision of Francis Bacon Francis Bacon at 100. By Christopher Benfey|Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 7:03 AM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay about Francis Bacon. . Advertisement . . 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 Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby How Can You Survive in an Air Bubble 100 Feet Underwater for Three Days? Questlove Remembers What Happened When He Went Roller-Skating With Prince 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.