The centenary of the birth of Athos Bulco honored with Google Doodle this Monday (2). The artist, who passed away at the age of 90 in 2008, became famous for elaborating the tiles of panels of tourist spots in Braslia. For this reason, Doodle pays tribute to Athos with the searcher's logo written in a stylized manner, similar to art that he painted on tiles.
When accessing the search site, the Google name is displayed with the play button in place of the second letter O, inviting the user to click on the logo. When this is done, the GIF image starts to show colorful illustrations of different tile patterns by Athos Bulco.
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Google doodle honors works by Athos Bulco Photo: Reproduo / Google
Athos Bulco worked with celebrities like Cndido Portinari, Joo Filgueiras and Oscar Niemeyer. With the latter, in particular, it helped in the development of the Brazilian capital in the second half of the 1950s, so that its colored tiles are present in panels of several tourist points in Braslia. J Portinari was a kind of teacher for Athos, during the period when he worked with the painter as an assistant in the panel of the So Francisco de Assis da Pampulha Church in Belo Horizonte.
The best known works by Athos Bulco can be seen in constructions such as the panel of the Church of Nossa Senhora de Ftima, or in the self-relief on the outer walls of the Claudio Santoro National Theater. In addition to his work with tiles, Athos also studied drawing in Paris, France, and here in Brazil he participated in the elaboration of illustrations for magazine covers, catalogs, books, records and even sets of theatrical pieces.
Google "invites" user to click on Doodle with play button Photo: Reproduo / Google
Many works by the plastic artist are known to the general public, since he was consecrated by urban tile panels that can be seen by anyone walking through the streets of Braslia, Belo Horizonte or Rio de Janeiro. In the last years of his life, Athos contracted Parkinson's disease and died at the age of 90 from cardiac arrest in Brasllia, the city where he lived since he participated in its construction.
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