A Google doodle by a Colombian
Maestro Armando Villegas, an important plastic artist who represents fantastic realism and is one of the pioneers of modern art in Colombia, was chosen by Google to transform its logo with what is known as a doodle. The artist rescued iconic images from the independence era, plays with the colors of the flag and showcases what makes us feels like Colombians on these important dates.
The red represents beings in a process of evolution, and then those who look to improve themselves move up to the blue; those who develop thanks to their intellect are in the yellow. That’s where a hummingbird is shown because, as the artist explained, in the Pre-Colombian culture it symbolizes absolute liberty: it flies at the altitude it wants and it cannot be held captive.
Now 85 years old, Villegas still leads an extremely active lifestyle thanks to his passion for research and teaching, and says he never goes to bed without having done something worthwhile that day.