Google Doodles began in 1998 and were unanimated and unhyperlinked until 2010, when Sir Isaac Newton was honoured with the very first animation.
Over 2000 international and regional Doodles have appeared through its homepages, featuring artists, personalities, musicians etc and by 2019, over 4000 Doodles had been created for Google Doodles.
Interactive Doodles made their debut with the 1980s arcade game Pac-Man. Live action video doodles, interactive keyboard doodles, synthesiser doodles, interactive virtual Rubik cubes and games abound.
New Google Doodles are being engineered all the time, always topical always innovative.
On the 8th of December, 2011, Google commemorated Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s 125th birthday. Rivera, who was also an active communist, painted political Murals that helped establish Mexico Mural Movement in the 1920s. He was also the husband of fellow artist Frida Kahlo, also commemorated by a Google Doodle.
It’s quite an honour for an artist to be celebrated by Google and there have been some very special and unusual logos in this series. Though the art is computerised, the artist’s work is still easily identifiable.
Notable artists who have been celebrated by Google including…. which speaks for itself.
On June 6, 2008, the logo incorporated details from Diego Velázquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas to celebrate the Spanish painter’s birthday (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) here
In 2006, Edvard Munch (born December 12, 1863) was commemorated with a logo incorporating his most famous painting, The Scream here
Vincent Van Gogh received this tribute on his birthday in March 2005 with an immediately recognisable logo here.
Please check out all the logos from the Google gallery Here