Paul Cézanne 172nd Birthday Celebrated with Google Doodle

Posted on Jan 19 2011 - 12:38am by Richard Sharp

January 19th 2011 is the 172nd birthday of famous artist Paul Cézanne, the master artist who specialized in still life paintings. The Google Doodle team has been busy knocking together a tribute to the great man which is why a still life befitting his work has replaced the standard Google logo today.

Like previous doodles the ‘painting’ based logo mimics the shape of the letters that make up the usual logo, the g for instance is made up by a jug and cloth where as the two O’s are made up by plates that follow a similar style to “Still Life with a curtain” and “Still life with an open drawer which were both painted by Cézanne.

Cézanne has been described as a visionary who was ahead of his time, like many artists his work was not fully appreciated until well after he had died. The team at Google have done there part to ensure the current generation can experience his work by linking the logo to search results about the artist, if you want to learn more or just take a minute to appreciate one of the most famous French artists of all time just hit the logo with a mouse click.

What do you make of today’s Cézanne Google Doodle and which is your favourite painting?

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. rahul January 19, 2011 at 1:56 am - Reply

    happy birthday Paul Cézanne .

    google are still remembring u.

  2. Prashanth January 19, 2011 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday To Paul Cézanne

    We remember u forever

  3. asif January 19, 2011 at 4:27 am - Reply

    thanks google for letting us know about the man whom many of us dont know..such a tall figure but many of ur generation dont know about the greatness of dis man..long live cezanne nd long live his paintings

  4. NIDA KHAN January 19, 2011 at 5:52 am - Reply


  5. Rooda January 19, 2011 at 6:36 am - Reply

    the sad thing is his work was not appreciated until he had died 🙁

    Happy birthday Paul Cézanne.


  6. Ritwik January 19, 2011 at 9:43 am - Reply

    wish a very happy birthday to paul !

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