Barbara Hepworth: Google Doodle honors influential English artist and sculptor

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    Google updated its logo on Tuesday to celebrate English sculptor Barbara Hepworth who helped establish an art form.

    If you go to Google.com, you’ll see that the company’s logo has been reimagined to depict the late artist Barbara Hepworth chiseling away at a piece. The rendering marks the date in 1939 that Hepworth arrived in St. Ives, England where she started her studio and lived for the remainder of her career. 

    « Barbara Hepworth created over 600 pieces of art, many of which can be found in public museums, galleries, parks and gardens around the world today, » Google said in a tweet.

    In a blog post, Google thanked the sculpture « for using your art to help carve a path toward greater harmony within our society and environment. »

    According to the search giant, Hepworth helped establish the “direct carving” art form, a technique by which the sculpting process is « influenced by the qualities of the raw materials, rather than a preconceived model. »

    Barbara Hepworth created over 600 pieces of art, many of which can be found in public museums, galleries, parks and gardens around the world today. From John Lewis in Oxford Street, to the grounds of Kenwood House and Aberdeen’s Art Museums – What’s your favourite piece? pic.twitter.com/AOux4T2RjE

    In July, Google’s website honored Pacita Abad, an artist and activist from the Philippines who broke gender barriers. It has also used its logo to remind people to wear masks during the pandemic. 

    For over 10 years, Google has periodically replaced its search page logo with new images and graphics, dubbed « doodles, »Â to mark special events and anniversaries on Google.com.

    « With Doodles, we aim to celebrate a diverse mix of topics that reflect Google’s personality, teach people something new, and most importantly, are meaningful to local culture, » the search giant said in a statement. 


    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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