Do you have an interest in art or becoming an artist? Or maybe you have a friend or child who does? With Chrome apps and extensions, you can explore that amazing world. For creative inspiration, learning about the greats, and tools to get you started, look no further than these options for budding artists of all ages.
Get Inspiration From Talented Artists
For a quick and simple way to be inspired by other artists, check out the Artistaday.com Daily Contemporary Art extension. When you click the button in your toolbar, you will see the current day’s featured artist’s image from Artistaday.com.
In addition, when you open a new tab, you will see a picture in each one from a different artist.
A similar extension called GalleryTab by Vango provides a piece of artwork in your new tabs. And, what’s nice about this tool is that the images rotate automatically, but you can also use the arrows to move through them on your own.
The artwork is courtesy of VangoArt.com and you can follow artists you like with a free account. Or simply share those you enjoy with a click.
If art photography is more your style, then ArtSocket is a Chrome app you might enjoy. You can view photos from various artists offline and read the interesting stories behind each piece.
Browse or buy in the Art Gallery & Store, check out biographies and works in the Artists & Writers section, or get tips from articles in the Gallery Magazine area.
Learn About Notable Works
Simply titled Art, this extension shows you a classic piece of artwork in each new tab you open. From Degas to Rembrandt and more, you can see these fine works of art and brief details about them.
The start and completion dates, style and genre, technique, and gallery where the work is displayed are all included.
Another app with same name, Art, provides you views of many different art forms, also in your new tab window. These pieces are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and vary from embroidery to pottery to sculptures to paintings.
You will see a photo of the piece on a plain white background. Then, simply click the question mark at the top for more information. This includes a link to the piece on the museum website where you can read full details.
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