Google honors global Filipino artist Pacita Abad with vibrant doodle

Image:, Philippines — Google on Friday paid tribute to late Filipina artist and feminist Pacita Abad, through a colorful doodle. The tech giant honored Abad, known for her “bold use of color and mixed media as well as her use of art to address global themes.”Abad was born on October 5, 1946, in Basco, Batanes, and pursued graduate studies in San Francisco, California in the US in 1970.“Abad went on to study painting and then traveled the world with her art supplies, from Bangladesh to Sudan, and the cultures she encountered had a profound influence on her ever-evolving artistic style,” Google said of Abad. Among her famous works were her 1979 series “Portraits of Cambodia,” and was credited for crafting 5,000 pieces of art. She also pioneered a painting technique called “trapunto,” where “she stuffed her canvases to create a sculptural effect and integrated culturally significant materials discovered during her travels, like shells and fabrics,” Google said. Abad succumbed to lung cancer in 2004. She was 58.gsgRead NextEDITORS' PICKMOST READDon't miss out on the latest news and information. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000. For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

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