Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Rembrandt van Rijn, 407th birthday, subject of Google doodle !

I hope you all have heard about Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the famous dutch painter and etcher (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669). He is considered as one of the greatest painters of Europe and the Netherlands.

A considerable number of his creations were self portraits. Night watch, The jewish bride, The Return of the prodigal son, Danae are some of his very famous paintings according to some experts.

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If you open Google you will find his painting as the subject of Google's doodle. Rembrandt's 407th birthday is the subject of Google's doodle on Monday, July 15th, that we see when we open our dear Google :) 

Thank you all at Google doodle for remembering a great painter like Rembrandt.
RIP, Rembrandt.

We all doodle sometimes. Likewise, Google founders Larry and Sergey in 1998 doodled their Company logo to indicate that they were 'out of  the Office', their users and thus the concept was born. Later Google began making changes on their logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Great idea ! Now, as we all have experienced, this activity makes us all remember great people and take note of many important occasions and events.

We, the users can email Google doodle our suggestions -proposals@google.com

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Stay tuned for Doodle 4 Google 2014 competition for K12 students: http://www.google.com/doodle4google

  • Creative ideas like this make positive vibrations everywhere in the world ! This innovative idea from Google prompted many to spend some time to find out more about the great creative works of  a genius; surely it might have sparked interest in art in at least a few.  

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  1. Wow! Yes, he was a great painter. I can just dream to have one of his masterpiece.
    Anyway, I like what google is doing.
    Inspirational too.
    Thanks for always visiting. I learn much from your entries.
    Have a nice week ahead.

    1. Thank you, Joy ! It is a pleasure to see your comments. Thanks again.
      Google is awesome !
      Wish you too a fantastic week ahead !

  2. I used to write my name and then decorate it with lines and colours. I also remember making some for my friends. This doodling at Googles is a fun and interesting way to animate their logo as well as celebrate special occasions. Must try for blogspot one day.

  3. I had no idea who this was until now.

    1. Thank you.

      People interested in arts would have heard about this great painter. Now you know who Rembrandt was ! Have a nice weekend.


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