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Monday 20 January 2020

Mexican mural artist Diego Rivera celebrated with Google doodle

Google's doodle tribute to Mexican mural artist Diego Rivera
Google's doodle tribute to Mexican mural artist Diego Rivera

Google has celebrated the 125th birthday of Mexican mural artist Diego Rivera with an elaborate Google doodle on its home page.

In the National Palace in Mexico City there are several murals painted between 1929 and 1945 by Rivera

Born in Guanajuato in 1886, Rivera was an active communist who painted large wall works in fresco.

He initially studied art at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City and was later sponsored to continue his painting in Madrid and Paris.

By 1917, inspired by Paul Cézanne's paintings, Rivera’s work shifted toward Post-Impressionism with simple forms and large patches of vivid colors.

His paintings began to attract attention, and he was able to display them at several exhibitions.

The tribute to Rivera is the latest to be commemorated with a redesign of the search engine's home page.

Last month, British astronomer Edmund Halley's birthday was also celebrated with a special design.

Louis Daguerre, who devised the daguerreotype, the first successful form of permanent photography, was also recently honoured

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