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Google Doodle commemorates Egyptian painter Tahia Halim

Google celebrates pioneering painter of Egypt's Modern Expressive Movement on her birthday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Sep 2015
Tahia Halim
Google doodles on late Egyptian painter Tahia Halim (Photo: Google doodle)
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Tahia Halim was born on 9 September 1919 in Sudan and passed away in 2003 in Egypt. On Wednesday 9 September 2015 the Google homepage featured her work in homage to her influence.

She grew up at the Royal Palace in Cairo during the reign of King Fuad I as her father was his laureate. Here she embarked on a journey of artistic education, first under Lebanese and Greek masters in Cairo then abroad in Paris.

Halim's work depicts Egypt's popular culture, people living along the Nile and women in particular. A large body of her work commemorates Nubia, its people and traditions.

Google has often devoted its Doodle to anniversaries, shedding light on many famous international events and figures. Google Doodle is a temporary alteration of its logo on its homepage.

Doodles have on several occasions been related to Egypt. In July 2014 one was dedicated to late Egyptian actor and filmmaker Farid Shawqi, and another to prominent Egyptian author Sohair El-Qalamawy on the 103rd anniversary of her birth.

Most recently Google celebrated Latifa Al-Zayyat, the late Egyptian scholar and author of The Open Door.

The Tahia Halim Doodle is regional and can be viewed in North Africa and the Middle East.
 

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