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Google Celebrates 110th Birthday of Rene Magritte with a Magritte Doodle
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 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.





Today's News

November 22, 2008

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National Gallery of Ireland Presents Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1740-1808): A Life in Pictures

Dutch Mannerism: Goltzius and His Contemporaries at The National Gallery of Scotland

The Black List Project: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell Opens

Arnolfini Presents The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey

Google Celebrates 110th Birthday of Rene Magritte with a Magritte Doodle

MCA Chicago Presents Joseph Grigely: St. Cecilia Exhibition

The Delaware Art Museum Presents Frank E. Schoonover: An Artist for All Seasons

Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood (1871-1879) at Henry Moore Institute

Kolnisches Stadtmuseum Presents Post-colonial Cologne

Field Reports: Documents and Strategies from Land Arts of the American West Opens

Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art Opens at The Mori Art Museum

Esther Ferrer Awarded the National Visual Arts Award 2008

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Presents Joe Fafard

Württembergischer Kunstverein Presents Daniel García Andújar's Project Postcapital. Archive 1989 - 2001

Rupert Wace Puts The Past into The Present

Great Hall at the Pasadena Central Library Presents Human Rights: Student Voices

Denkmal Expands to Include the Renovation of Old Buildings

On the River through the Valley of Fire: The Collaborative Ceramics of Frank Boyden & Tom Coleman

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