Color is fundamental to our experience of the world around us. Think of hives jackets, brand logos, and the hair, eyes, and skin of those we love. But how is it, precisely, that we see these things? What we are really seeing when we look at, say, a ripe tomato or green paint, is light being reflected off the surface of that object and into our eyes.
Without paint in tubes there would have been . . .nothing of what the journalists were later to call impressionists.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, date unknown