Google Doodle Celebrates Paul Cezanne’s Birthday

 In Artist Birthdays, Artists & Special Collections, Csaba Markus, Paul Cezanne, Video

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of the “Father of Modern Art,” Paul Cezanne (January 19, 1839 – October 22, 1906). The French artist was a highly influential figure in 20th century art, a pioneer in the Post-Impressionist movement and inspiration for the Cubist movement. 


The search engine explained that today’s Google Doodle was actually created by combining traditional oil painting techniques with modern technology. A still-life oil painting was made and then reconstructed into digital format. Google illustrated the process via the image below (the original painting is shown at the top left and the final Doodle at the bottom left).

In the following short clip, Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro and contemporary artist Csaba Markus discuss the master, Paul Cezanne, during a visit to the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts.

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