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Google is celebrating the 110th birthday of Rene Magritte by incorporating some of Magritte's masterpieces with the Google logo. Ever so often, Google does a "doodle", or a "decoration" they make to their logo. Over the years doodles have become one of the most beloved parts of Google. The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries around the world that reflect Google's personality and love of innovation.
This is the first time that Google has done doodle for Magritte, but they have done others for artists such as Marc Chagall, Leonardo DaVinci, Pablo Picasso, Diego Velazquez, and Andy Warhol
Google doodles started out as the creation of 30-year-old Google Webmaster Dennis Hwang
, but has now grown into a team of artists. Since Dennis began celebrating and marking worldwide events and holidays with his doodles in 2000, his work has been seen by millions and reached cult status, with fans waiting with bated breath to see his next creation, and even websites and blogs devoted to his work.
Google also recently released iGoogle Artist Themes
where one can customize their iGoogle homepage with themes from famous artists including Jeff Koons, Dale Chihuly, and Gustavo Rosa.