Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the meeting of Jamaican-British artist Fanny Eaton 146 years ago at the Royal Academy in London.
But who was Fannie Eaton and why is he being honored with Google Doodles in parts of the UK and South America?
Who was Fanny Eaton?
Fanny Eaton was a Jamaican-British muse who modeled for various English painters in the 1860s.
Eaton’s modeling helped redefine Victorian standards of beauty and diversity.
On this day (November 18, 2020) in 1874 he sat for a life class at the Royal Academy in London.
Fannie Eaton was born on July 13, 1835 in Surrey, Jamaica to Fannie Matilda Entwistle, but moved with her mother to Britain in the early 1940s to the beginning of the Victorian era.
Why is she being celebrated with Google Doodle?
Eaton was featured by many famous pre-raffle artists such as Dante Gabriel Rosetti, John Everett Millais and Rebecca Solomon.
She was seen as a model of ideal beauty and was prominently portrayed in black individuals and often portrayed in Victorian art while performing negatively.
His public debut was in Simon Solomon’s painting Mother of Moses Which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860.
Her modeling helped advance artistic inclusion.
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What is Google Doodle?
In 1998, Google founders Larry Ri and Sergei drew a stick figure behind Google’s second ‘O’ to show that they were out of fee at the Burning Man Festival, and Google Doodles was born.
The company has decided that they will decorate the logo to mark the cultural moments and it soon became clear that the users really enjoyed the change on the Google homepage.
Now, there’s a whole team of doodlers, illustrators, graphic designers, animators and classically trained artists who help create what you see in those days.
Some doodles so far in 2020 have commemorated Scottish astrophysicist genius Mary Somerville and AIDS activist Nakosi Johnson, who died at the age of 12.
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