Friday, May 22, 2009

Google Logos - Mary Stevenson Cassatt, May 22

I don't google often but when I do, I always pay attention to the Google logo and often look forward to seeing new ones. I spotted this logo a while back.


This is put up today, May 22, for Mary Cassatt, in celebration of the 155th anniversary of her birthday.

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) (pronounced [kəˈsæt]) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.

Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.

The above Google doodle is adapted from this painting, The Bath.



















This is a self-portrait, c. 1898.





















You can view more paintings and read more about Mary Cassatt on wikipedia.

2 comments:

  1. I thought this one looks familiar when I saw your post. Came across it this morning when I googled.

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  2. Oh, so this is the story behind the picture I saw at Google. Yeah, they are always coming out with new things - very interesting!

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