An iconic Saturday Evening Post cover composed by artist Norman Rockwell is on display on Google Doodle.
The painting -- one of Rockwell's most popular and which appeared on the front cover of the Saturday Evening Post on April 24, 1926 -- depicts a boy and girl sitting on a bench with their backs to the observer. The boy has his arm tucked around the girl's waist as she leans into him. Her free hand grips the long green stem of a white flower.
The young duo is staring at the setting sun. In the world of Google Doodle, the yellow sphere acts as the second "O" in Google. Additionally, there's a little white and black spotted dog sitting behind the painting's protagonists. He his staring innocently forward, out of the painting, his head cocked to one side.
Google's latest animated doodle, which typically sits above the site's search bar and always somehow integrates an aspect of the animation into its namesake, is a tribute to Rockwell on his birthday. Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894 and died of emphysema in November 1978.
Click on the links to the left to learn more about Normal Rockwell and his work with the Saturday Evening Post as well as with the Boy Scouts of America.
Also, visit reporter Lily Gordon's blog to read about her memories growing up in a household full of Normal Rockwell's work.