Reading (1891). Joan Llimona (Spanish, 1860-1926). Oil on canvas. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.Joan was the brother of Josep, a sculptor. Trained in Rome, on their return they became part of the Catalan art scene, where they quickly achieved a prominent position, especially after 1893, when they founded the Artistic Circle of Saint Luke, a body through which they defended artistic values in keeping with their religious beliefs.