Introduction of Paint in Tubes
- The invention of paint in tubes was invented by John G. Rand in 1841.
- Paint in tubes redefine the direction of art by changing not how artists worked but the quality in which they painted, and allowed artist to ultimately question what was art.
- Paint tubes were attached to screw caps which allowed the paints to be preserved for future use.
- Paint in tubes made painting accessible to anyone which allowed "En plein air" paintings to became possible and helped the artist work away from the studio rather than in the studio.
***Pierre-Auguste Renoir once said, “Without tubes of paint, there would have been no Impressionism.”