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Google PH honors Filipino artist, Pacita Abad

Google Philippines paid tribute to Filipino artist and activist Pacita Abad with a vibrant doodle (Photo courtesy: Google)

For the second time this month, Google Philippines paid tribute to another Filipino with a vibrant doodle for its homepage logo.

On Friday, the company honored the late Pacita Abad, an artist, activist, and feminist.

Abad, hailing from Basco, Batanes, was known for breaking gender barriers in the country when she became the first woman to be given the country’s Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award.

She was best distinguished for her “experimentation with colors and materials,” as per a website.

Abad’s style shifted, creating a new style of painting known as trapunto, which involves stuffing a canvas to add a third dimension to the artwork. This new style helped Pacita Abad create bold pieces such as 1991’s “Caught at the border.”

Based on the website named after her, she was able to hold over 60 solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in Asia, US, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Among her famous art pieces are socio-political portraits of people and city scenes in Manila, including “The Death of Ninoy,” which she painted in 1983 after the assassination of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. the father of the former President Benigno Aquino III.

Abad succumbed to cancer in 2004.

Just last week, Google PH swapped out its homepage logo for the supposed 92nd birthday of the King of Comedy, Dolphy or Rodolfo Quizon in real life.

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