Today’s Google doodle: what is it?

If you go to the Google page, you’ll see this (it’s a screenshot):

Screen shot 2014-03-22 at 6.35.09 AM

I had no idea what it is, and even when I clicked on it I had never heard of the person whom it was celebrating (shoot me for my ignorance).

Guess which person is involved? If you know without clicking, put it below; otherwise click here or on the Doodle itself at Google.

16 Comments

  1. Dom
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    No idea, but doesn’t the doodle usually spell the word Google? I can’t see it in your screen shot.

    • darwinsbulldog
      Posted March 22, 2014 at 6:48 am | Permalink

      The colors rightly represent each of the letters in “Google,” and since this is ‘s celebrating a minimalist painter, perhaps that’s why the letters show as bars.

  2. Vincent Kargatis
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    I guessed correctly before checking – Agnes Martin, wonderful painter!

  3. Gordon Hill
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    a tribute to agnes Martin, minimalist painter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_NHP9CskWQ

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Martin

  4. Diana MacPherson
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    I had no idea either. I thought it was the person who created the iconic blanket for The Hudson’s Bay Company.

    • Posted March 22, 2014 at 6:43 am | Permalink

      Lol. I thought it looked like some weird litmus test.

      • Merilee
        Posted March 22, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

        Me, too

      • harrync
        Posted March 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

        I thought is was a paint test – you know, put a few stripes of paint on a board and leave it out in the sun for a few years. [I'm not against modern art; I think Rothko is wonderful. But when I checked out Google images for her work, my reaction was "boring". Maybe they are better if you see them in person.]

  5. Achrachno
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Ignorance # 2 [Contentedly]

  6. Mobius
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    I had never heard of her either. And “minimalist” is an understatement IMHO of the piece shown.

  7. Posted March 22, 2014 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    much of Martin’s minimalist work seems a variation on a Tholian Web

  8. gbjames
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    I clicked. I know more now.

  9. Posted March 22, 2014 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Agnes Martin 102nd Birthday Google Doodle

  10. Robert Bate
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    I guessed Agnes Martin too though this is somewhat atypical of her paintings. Thanks google and Jerry.

  11. Amanda Beaulieu
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I have been trying to get the google doodle back for hours, thinking something was wrong with my home page. My daughter had to tell me that this was indeed today’s google doodle- actually I am not impressed.

  12. gg
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    What Google has cleverly done is adopt Agnes Martin style with Google colors.

    I doubt she would ever have produced a painting like the one in the doodle, it’s too colorful.

    The Chicago Art Institute owns her work, I am sure.


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