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 Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped Teenagers Hate Facebook, but They're Not Logging Off This Is a Blog Post. It Is Not a “Blog.” 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.