From Our Staff | February 15, 2011

We have a new Editors’ Pick available to read on the site. This time it is M.G. Stephens’ essay, “Francis Bacon’s Studio.”

In his essay “Francis Bacon’s Studio” (32:4), M.G. Stephens describes the astounding disorder in which the great modern painter worked, and which actually facilitated his creativity. Stephens writes of the studio, preserved as an installation at Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, in Dublin, “The studio may be the closest you will ever get to seeing inside the mind of the creative imagination — the imagination inchoate, without the trappings of form and function. The unfocused imagination is like an engine off the rails; it is a maelstrom.”

You can read the essay here: