From Pig Bladders to Paint Tubes

by Articulate

Today, we take for granted the ability to paint outside. So long as the sun is shining, we can head to the park, the beach, or any other outdoor location — confident in our supplies, if not our own artistic talents.

Before 1841, when John Goffe Rand perfected the portable paint tube, things weren’t nearly so easy. But Rand’s invention wasn’t merely a convenience. In fact, it enabled a new school of masters to change the face of visual art forever.