Today’s Google Doodle: Paul Cezanne’s 172nd Birthday

We normally let you know about most of the Google Doodles that appear on the beloved search engine. Recently we have reported on the history of Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen’s 235th Birthday, Martin Luther King Day and also about Doodle 4 Google where students make designs for Google.

Now we are reporting on today’s Google Doodle which sees the normal search engine logo replaced with an image from Cezanne. Today is Paul Cezanne’s birthday, 172nd to be exact. Some of you will already be aware of whom he is, but for those who aren’t, Paul Cezanne was a French artist who lived between 19 January 1839 and 22 October 1906. He specialized in the post-impressionist style and he was instrumental in paving the way for a different type of art, Cubism.

Some of his famous works of art include the Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier, you can see the painting by clicking here. The painting was done on canvas using oils and is widely regarded as the most expensive still life painting that has ever been sold at auction.

For those of you that would like to see some of his art, why not head over to paulcezanne.org and browse the gallery, or read through his complete Biography. If you are yet to see the doodle, what are you waiting for, head over to Google and have a look.

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