Google Doodle Celebrating Rosa Bonheur’s 200th Birthday

Today, Doodle for Google is celebrating Rosa Bonheur’s 200th Birthday, she was a successful art worker, inspired the future generation of women in the arts.

The search engine giant is celebrating Rosa Bonheur’s 200th Birthday as she was born on this day in 1822 in Bordeaux, France. The early education of Rossa Bonheur in the artistic field was facilitated by her father, who was also “a minor landscape painter.”

Although, she closely followed the development of the artistic traditions through years of careful studies and preparing beautiful sketches before commemorating them on canvas.

Bonheur's reputation as an animal painter and sculptor grew into the 1840s, with many of her works exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon from 1841 to 1853. Scholars believe an 1849 exhibition of “Plowing in Nivernais,” a government commission that is now housed in France’s Musée Nationale du Château de Fontainebleau, established her as a professional artist. 

In 1853, Bonheur garnered international acclaim with her painting “The Horse Fair,” which depicted the horse market held in Paris. As her most well-known work, this painting remains on exhibit in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The new special “Rosa Bonheur’s 200th Birthday” Doodle artwork is now displayed on the homepage of Google in a number of countries around the world.

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