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Google honours Indian painter Jamini Roy with a sketch doodle on his 130th birth anniversary
Padma Bhushan Awarded Jamini Roy, a noted Indian painter, has been honoured with a Google doodle on his 130th birth anniversary on April 11, 2017.

The home page of the internet search engine giant Google has an image inspired by Roy's art work 'Black Horse' with the logo letters on the body of the horse written the artists' style.

Roy, born in 1887 in Beliatore village of the Bankura district of West Bengal, had began his art work from the age of sixteen but formally received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 1908. He developed his style of art based on folk and tribal art and craft of his homeland inspired by traditional kanthas and alpanas.

He used bright colours with bold and sweeping brush-strokes that defined his art as a master folk modern artist best known for work 'Mother and the Child' depicting maternal love of a Santhal tribal woman.

A Mumbai based artist, Prakash Bal Joshi, once wrote that Jamini Roy was perhaps the first among very few artists who tried to deviate from academic Western style and searched their Indian roots by drawing inspiration from their culturally rich folk and tribal art. He was heavily influenced by Kalighat, and evolved his own bold sweeping brush-strokes and searched for new symbols in Indian mythology for his art work.

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