Google Doodle Celebrates Cezanne's 172nd Birthday

Google has celebrated the 172nd birthday of celebrated French painter Paul Cezanne with a new Doodle on its home page.

In true Cezanne fashion, the company has transformed its multi-coloured logo into objects most often depicted in the artist's paintings, like fruits and other table-top paraphernalia.

The artist, who is most famous for his still-life paintings of fruits and scenes found in the country side, was born in Aix-en-Provence on 19 January 1839. Cezanne studied to become a banker like his father, but later decided to pursue his passion in painting.

Cezanne is known for his contribution to the Impressionist movement along with Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Cezanne died on on 22 October 1906 aged 66.

Some of his most famous paintings include The Black Marble Clock, Still Life with an Open Drawer and Maison Maria on the way to the Château Noir. His paintings can be viewed in various art museums across Europe.