Google doodle celebrates Juan Gris’s 125th birthday today

The world’s best search engine, Google is today celebrating the 125th birthday of Spanish surrealist painter Juan Gris.

Mr. Juan Gris has become the latest cultural figure to be paid tribute with a Google doodle. In a move to celebrate Juan Gris’s 125th birthday, the giant search engine, Google, has transformed its logo cubist imagery he helped pioneer.

The Spanish painter Gris was born José Victoriano Carmelo Carlos González-Pérez in Madrid on 23 March 1887.

He completed his study in his country and thereafter he moved to Paris in 1906 where he became a friend and fashionable of artists such as Henri Matisse and Amodeo Modigliani.

Till the end of 1910, Gris had developed his own cubist style. It is said in reports that Gris’s work normally includes jagged as well as angular arrangements of objects or people painted using a palette of soft tones.

In the meantime, Google‘s doodle places stylised creations of musical instruments – recognizable components of Gris’s surrealistic words.

Juan Gris, who becomes the center of attraction, when his painting Violon et guitare sold for $28.6m at auction in New York in the year 2010, was also familiar with fellow Spaniard Picasso, who he regarded as a teacher.

Juan Gris’s 1912 Portrait of Picasso is said to be the first cubist work not painted by Picasso or the French painter Georges Braque.

If talked about his personal life, he was married with a son. The Spanish painter Juan Gris died in 1927 at the age of 40 after suffering from chronic kidney failure.

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