Google is celebrating German expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker on what would have been her 142nd birthday with a brand new Doodle.
Modersohn-Becker, who’s credited with serving to to present rise to the modernist motion alongside artist Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, began to embrace artwork on the age of 18 when she defied her mother and father to affix an artist colony in Norther Germany the place she met her future husband, revered artist Otto Modersohn, Time reported.
Modersohn-Becker then moved to Paris to study extra about artwork the place she get engaged and produced greater than 80 photos in 1906 alone.
“Modersohn-Becker was identified for her daring decisions as an artist – be it her depictions of nude feminine figures (among the many very first girls artists to take action), or these of ladies breastfeeding their youngsters. She tenaciously resisted the strict expectations held of ladies of her period, preferring exploration and portray over extra conventional pastimes,” Google mentioned of her profession.
She died in 1907 on the age of 31 of an embolism 18 days after giving start to her daughter.
Google’s homepage options an illustration impressed by Modersohn-Becker’s work by Berlin-based duo Golden Cosmos, She is is seen holding up a paintbrush and flowers with 4 accomplished work on show behind her.