Google Doodle Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Juan Gris

Google Doodle Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Juan Gris

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Asia Bizz: Search engine giant Google is celebrating the 125th anniversary of a Spanish painter and sculptor Juan Gris on March 23, 2012 with an apt Doodle. Gris studied supernatural drawing at the Escuela de Artes y Manufactura in Madrid, Spain.

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Gris is also named along with the great names in the world of art like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. He was also considered as the third musketeer of Cubism. Picasso and Braque were also considered as the pioneers of Cubism.

Cubism is a 20th century avant-garde art movement. In Wikipedia, it is mentioned that in cubist artworks, the objects are broken up, analyzed and reassembled in an abstracted form, instead of depicting the objects from one point of view.

The Doodle on Google’s home page has shown musical instruments, notations and also other cubist imagery placed in an angular style. In the year 1906, Gris moved to Paris where he adopted the style of fellow countryman Picasso. But by the year 1912 he developed his personal visual style in Cubism with his paintings which often featured bold colors and collage techniques.

Google’s Doodles are known for the decorative changes that are made to the logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of the popular artists and scientists.