Who was Fanny Eaton? Google Doodle celebrates the meeting of Jamaican-British artist Zick at RA in 1874

Who was Fanny Eaton? Google Doodle celebrates the meeting of Jamaican-British artist Zick at RA in 1874

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the meeting of Jamaican-British artist Muse Zac Fanny Eaton 146 years ago at the Royal Academy in London.

But who was Fanny Eaton and why is she being honored with a Google Doodle in the UK and parts of South America?

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Fanny Eaton was a famous artist entertainer in the Victorian era

Who was Fanny Eaton?

Fanny Eaton was a Jamaican-British muse who sampled various English painters during the 1860s.

Eaton’s modeling helped redefine Victorian standards of beauty and diversity.

On this day (November 18, 2020), in 1874, he sat down for a life class at the Royal Academy in London.

Fanny Eaton was born on July 13, 1835, in Fannie Matilda Antivistal, Sumer, Jamaica, but moved to Britain with her mother in the early 1940s, in the early Victorian era.

Fanny Portrait is celebrated by Google

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Fanny Portrait is celebrated by Google

Why is he being celebrated with Google Doodle?

Eaton was performed by many prominent pre-Raphael artists such as Dante Gabriel Rosette, John Evert Millais and Rebecca Solomon.

She was seen as a model of ideal beauty and was featured in Victorian art when black people were portrayed far below, and often in a negative light.

His public debut was in a painting by Simon Solomon Mother of Moses Which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860.

Her modeling helped advance artistic engagement.

What is Google Doodle?

In 1998, Google founders Larry and Sergei drew a stick behind Google’s second ‘ਓ’ to show that they were out of the office at the Burning Man festival, and Google Doodles was born.

The company decided that they should decorate the logo to symbolize cultural moments and it soon became clear that users really enjoyed the change on Google’s homepage.

Now, there’s a whole team of doodlers, painters, graphic designers, animators and classic artists who help create what you see these days.

Some doodles so far in 2020 have commemorated Scottish astrophysicist Mary Somerville and AIDS activist Nakosi Johnson, who died at the age of 12.

Cory Weinberg

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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