Get a new painting every day as your browser’s homescreen. I love the Chrome add-on, Google Arts & Culture. They display quite a range of artwork from famous artists to lesser-known artists.
And if you don’t like the particular artwork for that day, you can simply skip it by clicking the refresh option. I rarely skip over the artwork. I’ve probably clicked it twice in the couple years of using this add-on.
Today’s painting has some great texture. The paint strokes look like they are literally painted on my screen.
Every artwork has a link to the Google Arts & Culture page where you can find more information about the artist.
This painting is called “Block Island, RI” by Charles Lanman (American, 1819-1895). Although in this case, not much more is said about Charles Lanman. But at least I have the artist’s name, so I can look him up elsewhere online.
Every day seeing a new artwork is a nice surprise. Go head and give the Google Arts & Culture’s add-on a try.
Here’s Google’s description of the add-on:
Art masterpieces from Google Arts & Culture in your browser tabs
Breathe a little culture into your day! Discover a beautiful artwork from Google Arts & Culture each time you open a new tab in Chrome.
With this extension, in every new Chrome tab you’ll see masterpieces ranging from Van Gogh and Monet, all the way to contemporary works from street artists around the world. The artwork is refreshed every day, or you can change the settings to see a new image every time you open a new tab.
If an artwork happens to spark your curiosity, click the image description to discover more on Google Arts & Culture.
This extension was previously called the Google Art Project extension.
If you decide to use this add-on, please let me know in the comments.