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Google doodle honours Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Google doodle honours Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

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Google marked the 400th birth anniversary of Spanish Baroque painter Bartolome Esteban Murillo with a doodle depicting his iconic "Two Women at a Window" painting. A series of major exhibitions celebrating his work is opening at Seville's Museum of Fine Arts in Spain. It will bring home Murillo's work from renowned collections from all over the world as Madrid embarks upon the "Year of Murillo", Google said. Known for his dramatic lighting, radiant colour palette, and versatility, Murillo brought to life a wide range of subjects, from the grandeur of his "Immaculate Conception" to the casual grace of the "Two Women..." "Two Women..." is currently a part of Washington DC's National Gallery of Art's collection. Born in Seville in late December 1617 (the exact date is unknown), Murillo ...
Google Doodle celebrates Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday

Google Doodle celebrates Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday

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Google celebrates famous painter, sculptor, designer, choreographer Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday with a special doodle. Google's doodle shows a bulbous mechanical figure standing in a ballet pose wearing a metallic mask. Schlemmer is well-known for staging “Triadisches Ballett” or “Triadic Ballet”, which was premiered in Stuttgart in 1922. “With three dancers, 12 movements, and 18 costumes, Oskar Schlemmer’s innovative approach to ballet broke with all convention to explore the relationship between body and space in new and exciting ways,” Google said in its tribute to this great artist. Schlemmer described this performance as “artistic metaphysical mathematics” and a “party in form and colour”. Born in 1888, Schlemmer, the youngest of six children studied art in Stuttgart under