The doodle honors MF Husain‘s legacy as a modernist painter, showing the artist holding a longish brush, removing Google completely and replacing it with blue, yellow and orange spheres – geometrical patterns seen stand for G, O, O and E, while G and E and are replaced by Husain’s figure itself.
When you click on the doodle, you are taken to a page with websites giving information about the artist. It also includes his official website.
Husain, full name Maqbool Fida Husain, died in London on June 2011 at the age of 95. The artist, also known as the Picasso of India, was in London on a self-imposed exile after some of his works stirred controversy in India. He was earlier honoured with Padma Shree (1966), Padma Bhushan (1973) and Padma Vibhushan (1991).
Husain also directed his favourite muse and actor Madhuri Dixit on the silver screen in Gaja Gamini (2000). He later directed Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (2004) starring Tabu, which was screened at the Marché du Film section of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.