New Google Doodle celebrates artist Paul Cézanne's birthday

A new Google doodle has popped up, this time celebrating the birthday of the French post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Born on 19 January 1839 (and died 22 October 1906), Cézanne is attributed as being "the father of us all" by both Picasso and Matisse.

If he were alive today, he would now be 172-years-old, and we very much doubt that he'd still be painting. Panting, most likely. Painting, no.

The Google doodle itself is a still-life work based on his artistic style, although it does seem odd that Google has decided to celebrate the birthday of Cézanne and not Dolly Parton, who is 65 today. After all, just imagine the fun the search giant could have had with the two Os in its logo.

Other Google doodles to have appeared recently include the homage to Martin Luther King Day only 2 days ago. But it is still the celebration of the anniversary of Pac-Man that has people talking to this very day.

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