Children reading (1916). Pekka Halonen (Finnish, 1865-1933). Oil on canvas. EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art.Halonen throughout the 1910s painted many works that were focused on his home, painting his home environment at different times of the year, but also inside the home, completing interiors and paintings of his children as subjects. He moved to a brighter and cleaner color palette which he introduced gradually in the 1900’s.