Rosa Bonheur 200th birth anniversary: Google honours French artist with special doodle

Rosa Bonheur 200th birth anniversary: Google honours French artist with special doodle

Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur, was a French artist, mostly a painter of animals but also a sculptor, in a realist style.

Rosa Bonheur, was a French artist, mostly a painter of animals but also a sculptor, in a realist style.

Rosa Bonheur

On the occasion of 200th birth anniversary of Rosa Bonheur, search engine giant Google paid a special tribute to the most prominent female painters on its homepage.

On the occasion of 200th birth anniversary of Rosa Bonheur, search engine giant Google paid a special tribute to the most prominent female painters on its homepage.

Rosa Bonheur

The Google’s doodle showcased an artist sitting under a tree, with a flock of sheep, where Bonheur was seen painting in a natural setting.

The Google’s doodle showcased an artist sitting under a tree, with a flock of sheep, where Bonheur was seen painting in a natural setting.

Rosa Bonheur

She was born on March 16, 1822, in France (Bordeaux). Her early artistic education was taken care by her father, a minor landscape painter.

She was born on March 16, 1822, in France (Bordeaux). Her early artistic education was taken care by her father, a minor landscape painter.

Rosa Bonheur

Paying tribute to the artist today, Google blog post said, that her aspirations for a career in the arts were unconventional for women of the time

Paying tribute to the artist today, Google blog post said, that her aspirations for a career in the arts were unconventional for women of the time

Rosa Bonheur

Her work gained fame from 1841 to 1853 after her work were exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon.

Her work gained fame from 1841 to 1853 after her work were exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon.

Rosa Bonheur

Most of her well-known work, is exhibited at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Most of her well-known work, is exhibited at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

In 1865, French Empress Eugénie bestowed her with one of the nation’s most prestigious honours, the Legion of Honor.

In 1865, French Empress Eugénie bestowed her with one of the nation’s most prestigious honours, the Legion of Honor.

Rosa Bonheur