I’m sorry to have left my loyal chicken fancier readers without Chicken Content for so long, so here’s a charming painting that surfaced in my Chrome browser thanks to Google Art Project, which I’ll get to in a moment.
First, the painting: “O meu primeiro Ovo” (“My first egg”) by Portuguese artist José Maria Sousa de Moura Girão, who, according to Google Cultural Institute, “distinguished himself as animalist, especially as interpreter of poultry.” If you’re going to specialize, I guess “interpreter of poultry” is as good as “painter of the same bridge a million times.”
I love how the other chickens seem to be saying, “Atta girl!” although I think that one peeking around the corner is all like, “I don’t want to be a pie.”
Anyway, I’d never have seen the painting or heard of the artist if I didn’t have Google Art Project loaded in Chrome. It’s a little extension that serves up a new piece of art as background each time you open a new tab.
I’ve found artists I’d never have encountered, and it’s a perfect way to make the plain work of the day a little brighter with fresh art delivered right to your eyeballs at randomish intervals. Give it a shot. You can find the extension in the app store.
Here’s another gem served up by Google Art:
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