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How Painting Advanced with Tin Paint Tubes

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How Painting Advanced with Tin Paint Tubes

Art & Design

How Painting Advanced with Tin Paint Tubes

How Painting Advanced with Tin Paint Tubes

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Technology and Art

More in the Series:

In Neanderthal times, some hunter must have leaned against a smokey cave wall, noticed he'd left a handprint, and gone on to make more pictures. Then came brushes, paint, canvas and Rembrandt. Today we launch a series on how art is affected by technology. We begin with the link between collapsible tin tubes and some of the world's best-loved paintings.

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