Volume 17.3

On the Cover
A selection of modern paint materials. The artists' paint market underwent a dramatic change in the 20th century with the development of synthetic paints. Created for the burgeoning house paint market, paints containing synthetic resins allowed for more rapid drying and displayed less yellowing with age than paints made with oil—the traditional binding medium. Synthetic paints were eventually formulated for the artists' market. By the 1960s one of these—acrylic emulsion paint—was becoming among the most widely used paint materials. Photo: © Tate, London 2002.