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Friday, 23 March 2012

Google celebrates Juan Gris' 125th birthday with Cubism-themed doodle

Google today celebrates 125th birth anniversary of Spanish painter and sculpture Juan Gris, also known as the third musketeer of Cubism art (Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque are the other two), with a Cubism-themed doodle.


Gris a.k.a Jose Victoriano Gonzalez-Perez was born in Madrid on 23rd March, 1987. In 1906, Gris came to Paris where he became friends with contemporary artists such as Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand L├ęger. Later Gris came up with his own cubist style of painting. His work generally featured cubical and angular arrangements of subjects painted using a palette of muted tones. The abstract art of Cubism developed by Gris is rated among the most revolutionary forms of art in the last century. You can read more about Gris' life here.

Today's Google doodle is based on the Cubism art form, featuring stylised representations of musical instruments. Clicking on the doodle will lead you to a Google search results page for “Juan Gris”.

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