The Prado Museum, in Google's 'doodle'


HePrado Museummeets200 yearsYGoogleHe wanted to honor him in style. The most famous search engine of the Network has dedicated one of its 'doodles' to the centenary of thebest known art gallery in our country. And it is that the collection of masterpieces of this museum attracts millions of visitors every year.

And what of its wallsonly 16% of its collection hangsof paintings. The Prado Museum has much higher funds than it can show due to lack of space. It has 7,988 cataloged paintings, exhibited only 1,290, the rest are in deposit (in other entities), stored or in temporary exhibition.

The Prado Museum presented an exhibition on Monday"unique and unrepeatable"which brings together more than 300 drawings ofGoyafrom the collections of the gallery and other public and private from around the world. This exhibition, which opens the day on which the Prado turns 200 this Tuesday, November 19, allows a chronological tour of the life of this artist.

The sample will be distributed in two rooms. In the first one you can see the beginnings of Goya (1771-1778), his first drawings for engravings, his strokes in letters to Martín Zapater or the one known as Cuaderno de Sanlúcar, the first of the eight notebooks of drawings signed by the painter.

Google honors historical milestones or dates marked with their 'doodles'

The Internet is a large newspaper library and therefore you can consult the most important doodles, such as the Gregorian calendar, as well as its history or creators on the following page:

Thesesmall virtual works of art,like the anniversary of thelight speed determination, can be purchased and even decorate any type of objects such as t-shirts, stamps or skateboards through their virtual store.

The history of 'doodle'

Google usually decorates the letters of its logo to celebrate the anniversaries of famous people or key dates in the world of science or culture, such asthe birth of Charles Chaplin, the Nobel winners, the anniversary of 'El Quijote' or some relevant or novel event or the Gregorian calendar.

The famous search engine has surprised with interactive doodles such as the one he commemoratedthe 30th anniversary of 'Pac-Man',that allowed to play the famous video game.

Other prominent doodles were dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon, with a video that reviewed the imagery of the Beatle; the 60th anniversary of the publication of 'The astronauts' by Stanislaw Lem, with several mini-games,or the incredible dedicated to Les Paul, recreating a guitar inspired by the master of the six strings that allowed users to compose songs.

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