New Chrome Extension From Google Brings A Touch Of Art To Your Opened Browser Tabs

March 14, 2015 - Written By John Anon

A few days back Google released an interesting addition for Android Wear. This was their first official watch face and along with it came the ability to have some street art on your Wear device. Well, it seems Google has developed a bit of an art bug this week as that was not the only art based extension or add-on that the Search giant made available.

If you are running Chrome OS then Google have launched a new Chrome Extension which will bring a touch of art to your Chromebook or desktop. In fact, what the extension does is offer users a chance to engage with some of the most famous pieces of art in history. Every time you open a new tab on your Chrome OS running device, the tab page will display a random piece of art in the main hub of the new opened tab. Changing what was once a blank canvas tab into a much more colorful and thought provoking image. As mentioned, the images on offer are from some of the more well-known historic artists and as such you can expect the likes of Van Gogh and Monet. The newly opened tab will also tell you the name of the artist as well as the name of the artwork and also the museum in which the art is currently housed. Not to mention, if you do not like the current image, there is a small refresh icon in the bottom of the screen so that you can instantly change it. All in all a nice little add-on from Google.

The extension is brought via their Google Art Project which was launched some time ago as a way to bring more museum art to the public via a digital platform. The launching of the extension is a prime example of how this medium was intended to be used by offering Chrome users the ability to engage more and more often with art. The image above and below are examples of what was encountered after the Chrome extension was installed and gives you an idea of what you can expect. If you want to install the add-on for yourself then click here to head over to the Chrome Store Extension listing. Let us know what you think.

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