COVID-19, fractious democracies, a disinformation crisis, no travel: it’s enough to make you scream isn’t it?
Last Sunday The New York Times had this to say:
The image of vocal terror is among our most universal and elemental…In actuality, the most horrifying scream is one with no sound at all.
I think we can agree that the most iconic human figure in western art, the soundless image that best captures our existentialism angst, the image of vocal terror expressing our inner state, is Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
Norway’s greatest painter—one of the world’s greatest painters—Munch painted several versions of The Scream and since almost all of his 1,100 paintings 4,500 drawings and 18,000 woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, copperplates and photographs are in Norway, we were looking forward to seeing his artwork.