This morning when I opened my Google.com homepage I was greeted with the latest Google Doodle. I usually study these logos carefully and enjoy the broadening of knowledge that usually comes to me when I discover who and what the logo is all about. Today however my first impression of the Google Doodle celebrating the birthday of Juan Gris shocked me.
Inside the Google Doodle there is an “F” that I subconsciously connected to Facebook. My immediate thoughts were are Google and Facebook joining forces or what is going on here. It just shows how powerful branding can be and how Facebook have succeeded in using the “F” icon to build their brand. Here I am on the Google FrontPage and seeing Facebook in an innocent Google Doodle that celebrates Juan Gris Birthday and have nothing to do with Facebook.
Enough about Facebook and Google, today Google is celebrating the birthday of Juan Gris.
Who is Juan Gris?
“José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez (March 23, 1887 – May 11, 1927), better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor who lived and worked in France most of his life. His works, which are closely connected to the emergence of an innovative artistic genre “Cubism” are among the movement’s most distinctive.” – Source Wikipedia
“Cubism is a 20th century avant-garde art movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture. In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.” – Source Wikipedia
Juan Gris – paintings worth more than $28.6 Million
His top auction price was $20.8 million which was set by his 1915 still life titled, Livre, pipe et verres, until Christie’s Imp/Mod sale in November 2010, when “Violon et guitare” sold for $28.6 million.
Juan Gris Images of his Paintings and work.
To learn more about Juan Gris we also visited the juangris.org site. On the Juan Gris site there is examples of the work that he did. We have taken three images from the site to show you some of his work.
“Paintings by Juan Gris” – Source JuanGris.org
To view more of Juan Gris work you should visit the juangris.org site for more of his work.
Google Doodle Juan Gris
The artist who have created the Juan Gris Google Doodle created a stunning Google Logo to celebrated Juan Gris Birthday. In the Google Logo it is easy to see and identify with the “Cubist Artist” Juan Gris work. In the doodle there is several of the pieces like music instruments used that Juan Gris were known for in his own work. We here at 3D Car Shows think Google did a excellent job with creating the Juan Gris doodle.
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