Francis Bacon at the Met.

Francis Bacon at the Met.

The big picture.
May 27 2009 7:03 AM

The Raw Vision of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon at 100.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about Francis Bacon.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about Francis Bacon.

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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.

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