It’s Friday the 13th! Fitting then that Edvard Munch’s famous haunting The Scream picture has been put up for auction at London’s Sotherby’s. The iconic picture by the Norwegian artist will be on display for a week and is expected to achieve over £50m. The Scream is the defining image of the Expressionist movement. The picture has a poem by Munch inscribed on the front. It tells us that the scream isn’t coming from the figure’s mouth, but is the scream of Nature he is hearing through his ears. It’s a powerful image of man’s anxiety and alienation from the natural world.
For us, the timing of the sale is symbolic – as though Mother Nature herself is up for sale! In our story, Julia Whittenbury, endures a nightmare where The Scream comes to life beneath the foot of Yggdrasil. Its symbolic as the world’s fragile eco-systems and bio-diversity are at the mercy of humanity. The Scream says it all!