Art in your browser tabs
April 3, 2015 6:09 AM   Subscribe

A new Chrome extension retrieves a work of art whenever you open a new tab. The artwork can refreshed every day or in every tab.
posted by carter (18 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
Note that this is built in Firefox already, but only supports certain Robert Ryman paintings.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 6:17 AM on April 3, 2015 [4 favorites]


Thanks! I was getting sick of my animated gif tab thingy.
posted by josher71 at 6:25 AM on April 3, 2015


I've only been able to figure out how to set it to refresh every day, but I love it anyway! Been using it for a couple of weeks, and it brightens my day.
posted by stoneweaver at 6:34 AM on April 3, 2015


Apparently my workplace is disabling the Chrome plugin that shows wonderful Google Earth images on new tabs - so I'm putting this in, instead.
posted by entropone at 6:35 AM on April 3, 2015


Are the pictures always safe for work?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 6:48 AM on April 3, 2015


Reminds me of the fantastic Muzei for Android.
posted by benoliver999 at 6:52 AM on April 3, 2015


Make sure you check the "disable Mapplethorpe" option if you are going to use this at work.
posted by Renoroc at 7:02 AM on April 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


stoneweaver, I'm on a Mac: Chrome > Window > Extensions > Google Art Project > Options

At the moment I prefer the daily as I often see the images 'fresh' every time I open a new tab.
posted by carter at 7:09 AM on April 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ooh, love this, thanks!
posted by mythical anthropomorphic amphibian at 7:11 AM on April 3, 2015


Very cool. Installed.
posted by octothorpe at 7:48 AM on April 3, 2015


Mapplethorpe shmapplethorpe.
posted by The Bellman at 7:57 AM on April 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is great, thanks.
posted by une_heure_pleine at 8:22 AM on April 3, 2015


This sounds great, but when I tried to install it, it warned me that it can

- Read the icons of the websites you visit
- Read a list of your most frequently visited websites

Uhhh...why?

*cancel*
posted by Salvor Hardin at 9:23 AM on April 3, 2015


Because, like chrome does already with certain options for what comes up when you open a new tab, you can set it to give you an icon in the corner that pulls up a list of your most frequently visited sites. No more nefarious than whichever browser you're already using.
posted by cmoj at 9:30 AM on April 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is neat, but I think it's using a pretty restricted set of what's available on Google Art Project. I've had it to "new image every time" all morning and I've already seen a few repeats.
posted by theodolite at 10:50 AM on April 3, 2015


I keep getting one that I remember chiefly from Women Listening To Men In Western Art History.
posted by Doktor Zed at 12:07 PM on April 3, 2015


NICE!
posted by Jacqueline at 12:25 PM on April 3, 2015


Very cool!!!
posted by calamari kid at 6:58 PM on April 3, 2015


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