Google Doodle celebrates Japanese Brazilian artist Tommy Ohtake's 110th birthday. Here's what you should know | Mint
Active Stocks
Fri Feb 23 2024 15:58:13
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 145.50 -0.24%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 759.40 -0.86%
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,420.90 0.08%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 337.70 -0.54%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 411.60 -0.65%
Business News/ News / World/  Google Doodle celebrates Japanese Brazilian artist Tommy Ohtake's 110th birthday. Here's what you should know
BackBack

Google Doodle celebrates Japanese Brazilian artist Tommy Ohtake's 110th birthday. Here's what you should know

Google Doodle celebrates the 110th birthday of Japanese-Brazilian artist Tommy Ohtake who started her painting career at the age of 40 and became known for her vibrant undefined shapes.

Tommy Ohtake was born in Japan's Kyoto and held her first art exhibition at the age of 44. (Google Doodle)Premium
Tommy Ohtake was born in Japan's Kyoto and held her first art exhibition at the age of 44. (Google Doodle)

Google Doodle is celebrating the 110th birthday of Japanese-Brazilian artist Tommy Ohtake whose life signifies the message that it's never too late to find your passion in life and excel at it. 

Also Read| Google Doodle celebrates Oman National Day 2023. All you need to know

Early Life: 

Born in 1913 in Kyoto, Japan, Ohtake did not begin her painting career until she was 40, but her work continues to stand the test of time. In 1936, at the age of 23, Ohtake visited her brother in Brazil, but as Japan became embroiled in the world conflict, she was unable to return to her birthplace for a long time and settled with her family in Brazil.

However, a visit to a Japanese artist studio almost 15 years later inspired her to try her hand at painting, and Ohtake's first art exhibition was held at the Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna in 1957.

What made Ohtake special? 

Unlike most of the artists of her time, who were trying to be rigid and precise, Ohtake's vibrant, undefined forms cast an 'imperfect geometry' on the canvas. The journey, which began in 1957, saw Ohtake hold many solo exhibitions over the next decade and receive various awards from Brazilian art salons.

Also Read| Google Doodle celebrates Czech Republic Freedom and Democracy Day 2023. All you need to know

Later, Ohtake became interested in creating public art and eventually developed large-scale installations for many Brazilian and Japanese cities such as Guarulhos, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. Some of Ohtake's most iconic works include a series of murals depicting Sao Paulo's Consolacao metro station and a towering wave-shaped sculpture honouring Japanese immigrants to Brazil.

Ohtake went on to create awards for a Formula 1 race and a film festival. She also drew book illustrations and even designed a film set, always maintaining a strong focus on artistic experimentation.ReR

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Check all the latest action on Budget 2024 here. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 21 Nov 2023, 06:44 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App