Google Wants to Teach You About Art While You Chuckle at Dogs Wearing Hats

By Gary Cutlack on at

This painting here is called Calm at a Mediterranean Port. It's by Claude-Joseph Vernet. If you want to take a selfie of yourself standing in front of the original, you have to go to the the J. Paul Getty Museum.

I know all this not due to education or a knowledge of the arts or from watching Top Gear on iPlayer, but thanks to Google, which has stuck a new pop-up art gallery right inside its Chrome browser, one that streams lovely paintings by dead people to the new tab page thanks to a free extension.