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Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle for Barış Manço (sometimes spelled Baris Mancho) on its home page in Turkey today. The Turkish rock singer/songwriter, who also became a television producer, was born on this day in 1943. While we don’t get a Knowledge Graph result from google.com.tr,where the doodle resides (the Knowledge Graph is not available at google.com.tr yet), Google does …

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Praying Hitler Statue Is Proving Controversial

A praying Hitler statue was recently set up as an art exhibit in a Warsaw ghetto where many Jews were killed at the hands of the Nazis. As expected, the statue is drawing heavy criticism from the Jewish community. The AP reports that Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the statue, simply titled “HIM,” as an expression of the nature of …

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Brothers Grimm Get A Google Doodle Shout Out

As previously reported, Google was running a doodle for “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” in parts of the world where Thursday came sooner than it does here in the U.S. Interestingly, now that the doodle has made its way to our neck of the woods, the query with which Google populates the search box, is “Brothers Grimm”. There do not appear to …

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Incredible Paper Sculptures Of Animals

Artist Calvin Nicholls is not just talented when it comes to slicing paper; he obviously has the patience of a thousand extremely patient people. Nicholls’ work merges the animal world with tedious paper carving, creating beautiful 3-D sculptures which pop (literally) out of their frames. Each work takes anywhere between 4 weeks and two years–YEARS–to complete. Check out more of …

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Google Honors Ukrainian Philosopher Hryhorii Skovoroda With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its Ukraine homepage today. The doodle is in honor of the 290th birthday of “wandering philosopher” Hryhorii Skovoroda. Skovoroda was not only a philosopher, but a poet, teacher and composer. According to the Wikipedia entry from which Google draws its Knowledge Graph result for him, he was so important to Russian culture that he …

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Say, You’re Pretty Good with a Deck of Cards [VIDEO]

I can’t do this, therefore it interests me. Dexterity, concentration, and hand to eye coordination are on full display in this promo video for a speciality deck of “flourishing” cards. Three guys who have clearly mastered the art of card manipulation shows us how it’s done, and it’s a bit mesmerizing. I’m impressed, but that’s coming from someone who makes …

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Play Windows 98 Solitaire IRL with Limited Edition Deck

Here’s a hit of nostalgia for your Monday afternoon: Fans of card games, computing history, and modern art will find a reason to love this set of limited edition playing cards. Based on the classic game of the same name, Solitaire.exe recreates that wonderful pixelated look of the over-a-decade-old default Windows game on a deck of real-life cards. Created by …

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Dutch Artist Recreates His Own Skeleton Via 3D Printer

3D printers can create some amazing works of art. Some recent examples include a tower of abstract resin, or 3D printed portraits of people. Now one Dutch artist may have created the best work of art to come from 3D printing. Caspar Berger recently underwent a CT scan to get an accurate readout of his entire skeletal structure. He used …

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Auguste Rodin, ‘The Thinker’ Sculptor, Honored with Google Doodle

According to many, French-born François-Auguste-René Rodin (better know as Auguste Rodin) is the father of modern sculpture. His style differed from that of traditional artists in the field, and for that he took criticism in his lifetime. The more he sculpted, however, the more fans he won over and by the turn of the 20th century, Rodin was a big …

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L.S. Lowry’s 125th Birthday: Google Doodle Once Again Steers Users Away From Knowledge Graph

Google is running a doodle on its UK site today celebrating the 125th birthday of English artist L.S. Lowry. Once again, Google has opted to display a pre-entered query for users who click the doodle, which fails to highlight its Knowledge Graph. Google seemed to be developing a trend of showing doodles that users could click through to instantly see …

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Google Art Project Now Has 35,000 Works Of Art

Google announced that it has added 29 new art organizations from 14 countries to its Google Art Project, which makes paintings, sculptures, street art, and photographs viewable online. These include the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Art Gallery Of South Australia, Museum of Palazzo Vecchio, and Princeton University, to name a few. In addition to the new art, Google has added …

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Bob Ross Paints Happy Little Trees in Today’s Google Doodle

Let’s see a show of hands – how many of you have spent at least one lazy Sunday afternoon sprawled out on your couch watching episode after episode of The Joy of Painting? Huh? More than once? I thought so. For a little over a decade, painter Bob Ross was broadcast into our living rooms through his PBS series The …

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