Woman Reading (1911). Jan Sluijters (Dutch, 1881-1957). Assimilated French influences into a divisionist style, characterized by an expressive use of bright dots, lines and blocks of colour. It was this form of divisionism, of which Sluijters was a chief representative, that brought about avant-garde painting in Amsterdam. The new French colour was used in a more concentrated form in figure paintings from 1911, made up of larger planes with clearly defined outlines, for example Woman Reading.