Google can never get tired of adding some interesting and aesthetic features to it. After its successful Earth View experiment, Google’s latest Chrome add-on is the Google Art Project extension. Like Earth View, the new addition turns your boring plain blank tabs into canvas for gorgeous imagery. Rather than highlighting satellite imagery, though, this extension pulls from the Google Art Project to display famous artworks from museums and galleries around the world.
Google’s new Chrome extension delivers artworks from the likes of Van Gogh, Monet and Degas from museum collections around the world. Along with the title of the art piece, you can click through to more information about it at the Google Cultural Institute.
Some of the featured paintings include Claude-Joseph Vernet’s A Calm at a Mediterranean, Winter Scence in Brooklyn by Francis Guy, Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Pomegranate by Jacob van Hulsdonck, and Van Gogh’s Landscape at Saint-Rémy (Enclosed Field with Peasant).
The art work is refreshed daily or you can right-click in your browser to change your settings so that you’ll see a fresh painting each time you open a new tab. You can also click the refresh button next to the painting’s name to see a new piece.
The Web giant launched this project to “breathe a little culture into your day.” This Google Art Project can be downloaded for free from the Chrome Web Store.