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Magdalena Abakanowicz honoured with Google Doodle on 93rd birthday

Magdalena Abakanowicz honoured with Google Doodle on 93rd birthday


Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz received a doodle from Google on her 93rd birthday.


This artist belongs to a generation whose childhood ended with the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.


In a blog post on Tuesday (June 20), Google described Abakanowicz's Karakul implementation, writing: "Is this a tapestry or a sculpture? Magdalina Abakanowicz The shape of the fibers she woven broke the mold when she created a new class of art known as Abakanowicz."


"Doodle Today honors Polish sculptors and multi-element artists."


Abakanowicz graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1954. She started her career as a sculptor when she created a series of soft sculptures called 'Abakan'.


They reportedly won their first prize at the 1965 São Paulo International Art Biennale.


Abakanowicz has also won several awards during her career. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in New Jersey, the Sculpture Excellence Award from the Sculpture Center in New York, and the Starred Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in Poland.


After some time, Abakanovic's art became inspired by the "human condition."


According to Google's blog, "The artist was inspired by the social phenomenon of 'crowds', the idea that crowds act as a single entity in which people lose their individuality.


“With this idea Abakanovic set out to create over 1,000 characters over the years – human torsos.”


To date, one of her sets of 106 cast-iron figures called "Agora" is permanent in Chicago's Grant Park.


Abakanovic's work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Europe, America, Japan and Australia.

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