19 Februari 2011

Google Celebrates 135th Constantin Brancusi with Doodle

Google Celebrates 135th Constantin Brancusi with Doodle

SAN FRANCISCO (Politically Illustrated) – Google celebrated Constantin Brancusi's 135th birthday on Saturday publishing a new Google doodle on their homepage.

Mr. Brancusi is most notable for being the “most famous Romanian sculpture,” leaving nearly 215 famous sculptures and 1200 photographs behind before he died at the age of 81.

The Brancusi Google doodle captures different sculptures, which form the infamous “Google” logo.

“It’s interesting to see the different sketches and illustrations Google puts together,” Bill Richardson, a resident of San Francisco, told Politically Illustrated. “It’s their one way of competing with Bing’s daily eye candy.”

Mr. Brancusi’s work has went on to become the highest priced sculpture pieces to have ever sold at auction, including “Danaide” which sold for $18.1 million. In 2005, his piece from the “Bird in Space” series sold for a record $27.5 million.

“I wonder how each new Google doodle improves traffic for the company,” said Mr. Richardson.