Italian Portraits

After Memling Curaçao portraits A Pilgrimage Italian Portraits In 2014, the duo made a series using Italian backgrounds taken from their travels in Sicily, Rome and Venice. The idea was to digitally reinvent a Dutch 17th century landscape style. This was a style of Dutch painting where the artists most likely had never seen the […]

A Pilgrimage

After Memling Curaçao portraits A Pilgrimage Italian Portraits With the ‘Pilgrimage’ series the duo heads in a new direction. Inspiration came from monks painted by, among others, Zurbarán, Rembrandt and Greco. With contemporary styling, the models change into travellers, crusaders, refugees and city nomads. The pictures are hard to date, and breathe a surreal atmosphere. […]

Curaçao portraits

After Memling Curaçao portraits A Pilgrimage Italian Portraits In 2015, the duo where granted by the Mondriaan Funds to be artists in residence at The Instituto Buena Bista on the island of Curaçao. During the 4 months the duo worked on an autonomous series capturing archetypical characters as well as some famous islanders in their […]

After Memling

In 2010 FRans Franciscus started painting a series of portraits ‘After Memling’. By carefully putting together the raw photographic material shot as study material for these painted images, the first two photo portraits arose.