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Sir John Tenniel on Google Doodle (Who is John Tenniel)

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 200th anniversary of British illustrator and artist Sir John Tenniel, best known for his work on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland series . Tenniel was born on February 28, 1820, in London and was a mainly self-taught artist. He succeeded at a young age and at only 16, Tenniel submitted an oil painting for an exhibition to the Society of British Artists. But Tenniel became an illustrator in 1850 when he started working as a political cartoonist with the weekly Punch. Tenniel had a distinctive style, in part due to his almost photographic memory, and it was this approach that probably caught the attention of Charles Dodgson, writer, and professor by the pen name Lewis Carroll. Tenniel and Carroll met in 1864 and Tenniel agreed to illustrate Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, released the following year. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was the start of a successful, albeit tense, creative partnership that continued with T

Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau on Google Doodle

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Google honored Belgian physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau on his 218th birthday anniversary today with a doodle. The physicist is celebrated for inventing the phenakistoscope after his extensive research on visual perception. Phenakistiscope is a device that escalates the birth of cinema by creating the illusion of a moving image. Describing the doodle, Google Doodle said on its page, "Inspired by the mesmerizing animated discs, the animated Doodle art was made to reflect Plateau's style, with different imagery and themes in different devices platforms." Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was born to a flower painter in Brussels on October 14, 1801. He studied law following which plateau became one of the renowned Belgian scientists of the nineteenth century. His study of physiological optics, especially the effect of light and color on the human retina, also made Plateau an acclaimed scientist. Throughout his Ph.D. dissertation, Plateau explained how to take pictur