From the Christian Science Monitor:
Why is Google honoring Gustav Klimt with a golden doodle?
Contains a detail of 'The Kiss' (1907-1908) by Klimt.
Google adorned its homepage today with a Doodle commemorating the 150th birthday of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, known for his elaborate and beautiful Art Nouveau paintings, his rejection of the prevailing conservative art styles of the day, and his sometimes controversial, frank depictions of eroticism.Here's the one Ronald (Thanks Mom) Lauder dropped $135 mil. on:
Most of Klimt's best-known work, and the inspiration for today's Doodle, come from his so-called "Golden Phase," a period marked by Klimt's extensive use of gold-leaf, and his greatest career successes. Google has incorporated into its logo a detail of The Kiss (1907-1908), a gilded square painting that depicts a couple embracing, entwined in decorative yellow robes, inspired by the 19th century's Arts and Crafts movement, as well as the newer Art Nouveau style....MORE
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907)