Thursday’s Google Doodle on google.in honors what would have been the 100th birthday of Maqbool Fida Husain, more commonly known as M.F Husain, one of India’s most respected artists who died at the age of 95 on June 9, 2011.
Born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, he painted in an abstract style, earning him the moniker “the Picasso of India.” His portrayals of famed Indian deities and use of nudity garnered controversy, especially towards the end of his career, NDTV reports.
Husain’s talents didn’t only involve painting, however. He was also an accomplished photographer, illustrator and filmmaker.
Thursday’s Doodle honors his legacy as a modernist painter, showing the artist holding a paintbrush next to a few artfully painted circles that suggest the Google logo.
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