Saturday, October 24, 2009

"The Scream" On Ovi Historical Tweet

In celebration with the outstanding partnership of PEBA, Inc. and Nokia for the upcoming event PEBA 2009 Awards, and in collaboration with KABLOGS co-bloggers - AZEL in Panunumbalik ng Ulirat, Rio in Bizjoker-of-the-Philippines, & Reymos in My World Is Getting Smaller Every Day and the OVI Blog community, I am featuring The Scream, my favorite painting in the world as my shared blog for Nokia's OVI Historical Tweet.

I can see true emotion used here, every possible feeling that one may have is screaming out of this painting. Its like a magnificent ray of fireworks, the most powerful colors are used to portray rays of emotion that actually reach out and call to you. I could stare at this painting for hours and never truly understand it, its strength is moving.

Painted in 1893, The Scream is Edvard Munch's most famous work and one of the most recognizable paintings in all art. It has been widely interpreted as representing the universal anxiety of modern man. Painted with broad bands of garish color and highly simplified forms, and employing a high viewpoint, the agonized figure is reduced to a garbed skull in the throes of an emotional crisis. With this painting, Munch met his stated goal of “the study of the soul, that is to say the study of my own self”. Wikipedia

According to speculations by astronomers, the red sky Munch saw, might have been the result of an 1893 volcanic eruption of Krakatoa. Psychiatrists on the other hand, have a different version to offer. They believe that the pain and agony the lone character in "The Scream" experiences, is an outcome of the tragic childhood, Edvard Munch had. According to them, the painting could be an outpour of all the pain he experienced, which included disease, death, and insanity.

The Scream has been the target of several high-profile art thefts.In the late twentieth century, The Scream acquired iconic status in popular culture. Scream has been used in advertising, in cartoons, such as The Simpsons, and films and on TV. Ghostface, the murderer in Wes Craven's Scream horror movies, wears a Halloween mask inspired by the central figure in the painting. Reproductions of this mask are now common masks in the real world.

And now, The Scream has made a niche in Palipasan, the powerful painting tops up strong emotions, like Nokia, its strength is moving, it connects, it touches.

Next time you discover your Nokia mobile unit missing,
just S-C-R-E-A-M ! ! !


  1. I like your OVI Tweet! I will have to comment on English coz the guys at OVI and Nokia will probably read your post. We will feature all post in PEBA. Thanks the Pope!

  2. Salamat nakabased ako, hehe, I think i can blog hop once in a while now. We still have so much to do, pero masakit na ulo ko. hehehe

    relax relax muna.

  3. Madalas ko nga makita itong painting na ito..horror ang dating sa akin nyan dati...
    Now I understand things about it... hysterical pala sya dahil naiwan ang Nokia cellphone nya hehehe!

    Nice Historical tweet!

  4. wow! i love this tweet...

    i can see your emotion as well as ur facial expression when you left your mobile at home expecting an email or a call from your loved ones in the Philippines!

    and with all the works and pressure... can we just scream????!?!?!?! hehehehehehe!

  5. @ Mr. Thoughtskoto

    Naka-baed ka nga ngaun hahahaha. Maraming salamat despite of your busy PEBA-Work-PEBA-Family-PEBA-Church-PEBA-KABLOGS-Thoughskoto schedule.

    @ bizjoker-of-the-philippines

    Tama ka kaibigan, this remids me also of my wife ng mawala yung kaunaunahan nyang mamahaling Nokia mobile sa tricycle, nag hysterical sa pilahan ng tricycle, and for several days iniiyakan nya iyon.


    Cellphones has been identified as a necessity sa bawa't Pinoy, irregardless of age and sex, kaya't imagine what happens when they find out that their mobiles are missing... they will definitely SCREAM, whaaaaaaaa.

  6. @Pope - waaaah, i love it...asteeg ng idea to use the scream...genius ka talaga Kuya:D

  7. @ DETH

    Salamat sa pagbisita at papuri, talagang favorite painting ko yang The Scream.

  8. waaahhhh.... :) sigaw lang ako... ehehehe

  9. maganda nga ang painting na 'yan, no menacing..pero astig, may kakaibang quality siya at mararamdaman mo talaga yung feeling na di mo maintindihan..overwhelming kasi eh, ang galing ng portrayal..isa toh sa mga favorite kong painting, next to "The Persistence of Memory.".. :D

  10. @ MarcoPaolo

    Salamat sa regular mong pagbisita, and feel free to scream hehehehehe.

    @ oddblood

    I am delighted to hear na mahilig ka rin sa arts tulad ng likha ni Salvador Dili tulad ng kanyang The Persistence of Memory.

  11. Maganda ang idea! Try ko ring gumawa nito. o",)

    Bakit nga po pala 'historical' at 'tweets'? Hinahanap ko ang complete description hindi ko makita.

  12. Naks naman may historical tweet na siya hehe di ko alam pano rules nyan eh yun painting nakakatakot pero full of emotions kahit ako baka ganun din hitsura ko kung mawala ang nokia ko hehe

  13. I like that Scream painting and I love it that you wrote here its history.

    At siempre, I love your OVI Tweet. Congrats po. I hope I can also come up with my own OVI tweet one of these days.

  14. @ RJ

    Thank you for dropping by, actually the Historical Tweets na pinaguusapan natin originated from the website Historical Tweets ( in its effort to popularize Tweeter's micro blogging thru mobile internet posting imaginative and hilarious historical quotations of famous figures in our world history. Now, historical tweets has expanded and have been part of Nokia's OVI Blog.

    @ Sardonyx

    Actually it doesn't have any rules, just think of any popular world figures past or present which you could link to Nokia's OVI Services.

    @ isladenebz

    Good pm, inaabangan namin ang iyong OVI Tweets, we are excited to see it soon ^_^.

  15. Hi there!

    I'm Niini from the Ovi Blog, and like mentioned on the PEBA website, we'll be doing a Historical Ovi Tweets fan post next week when the competition closes. Is it OK if we post your Tweet on the Blog? We'll be sure to link to your blog as well :)
    Also, can you drop me an e-mail to: so that I'll have your e-mail address?
    Thanks & the Tweet looks really fantastic!!



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