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Paula Modersohn-Becker was unconventional.
The German expressionist, born in 1876, made bold choices on her subject matter at a time when there were strict expectations put on women. She is regarded as the first female painter to paint nude self-portraits while other female artists didn't widely use female nudes as the subject of their paintings. She also painted women breastfeeding their children.
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Modersohn-Becker isn't as well known as fellow artists like Pablo Picasso or Henri Matisse, but her intense images helped introduce the world to modernism during her brief career. To celebrate her contributions to art, Google has dedicated its Doodle on Thursday to Modersohn-Becker on her 142nd birthday.
Born in Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Modersohn-Becker was raised in a cultured and...
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