The Jakarta Post
Illustrated by Indonesian-American artist Shanti Rittgers, the Google Doodle portrays Tino wearing his iconic beret on a television set. (Google/File)
Google Doodle celebrated what would have been the 95th birthday of late Indonesian artist Tino Sidin on Monday.
Born in 1925 in North Sumatra, Tino was known for introducing children of the 1970s and 1980s to the joy of art through the television show Gemar Menggambar (I Love to Paint). The show premiered on local channel TVRI Yogyakarta in 1969 before moving to a national channel in 1979.
Children nationwide would submit their art to the show, and Tino always reacted with his iconic catchphrase, “Ya, bagus” (Yes, it’s good). Google wrote that Tino “inspired students not to be afraid to make mistakes”.
Illustrated by Indonesian-American artist Shanti Rittgers, the Google Doodle portrays Tino wearing his iconic beret on a television set. He is saying “Bagus! [Nice!],” to children drawing the Google logo in different colors.
In 2017, the Tino Sidin Museum was established in Yogyakarta. It displays Tino’s paintings, items from documentary archives, photos and videos of Gemar Menggambar and other memorabilia. Tino passed away in 1995. (wir/wng)
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