La Liseuse - Reading Woman (1900). Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Impressionist, 1841-1919) Oil on canvas. Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Renoir enjoyed depicting his friends and lovers with expressive candor, conveying a youthful exuberance and intimate charm. His use of luminous color, skillfully varied brushstrokes, and nuances of light and shadow all worked together to form a warm sensuality.