Frans Smit

  • South African, 1976

  • Bio

    The captivating paintings of South African born artist Frans Smit reimagine the Old Masters and bring them back to life by boldly contrasting them with modern techniques. This carefully balanced meeting of current and traditional media on the canvas allows the artist to formulate a new visual language that reaches both into the past and the future.

    Smit demonstrates his skill as a fine art photographer in his use of dramatic lighting; dark backgrounds that give way to luminescent portraits. On canvas, the artist wields a wide range of contemporary media and practices that are carefully brought into balance with highly orthodox and classical approaches to painting, giving famous and lesser-known masterpieces by Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, Van Eyck, Velazquez and others new life and meaning. Realistically rendered segments reference the original images and serve as an anchor from which Smit experiments with graffiti, motion painting, abstraction and a variety of modern materials including metallic and neon paints.

    Frans Smith’s paintings have been part of over 50 exhibitions locally and internationally. The artist currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Portrait of an Old Lady

    Portrait of an Old Lady

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €1.900,00
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    €1.900,00
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  • Portrait of a Dutch Woman

    Portrait of a Dutch Woman

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €1.500,00
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  • Portrait of a Dutch Master

    Portrait of a Dutch Master

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    Frans Smit
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  • After Raphael

    After Raphael

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    Frans Smit
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  • SIR

    SIR

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    Frans Smit
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    €1.600,00
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    €1.600,00
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  • After Rembrandt, Sea of Galilee

    After Rembrandt, Sea of Galilee

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €1.500,00
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    €1.500,00
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  • Funny Bitch

    Funny Bitch

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    Frans Smit
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    €1.600,00
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    €1.600,00
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  • Crazy Bitch

    Crazy Bitch

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    Frans Smit
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    €1.500,00
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    €1.500,00
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  • After Rembrandt

    After Rembrandt

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    Frans Smit
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    €2.750,00
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    €2.750,00
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  • After Rembrandt, Man with a feather in his cap (Pink)

    After Rembrandt, Man with a feather in his cap (Pink)

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €1.450,00
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    €1.450,00
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  • After Chardin, the lesson

    After Chardin, the lesson

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €1.500,00
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    €1.500,00
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  • AFTER REMBRANDT, SELF PORTRAIT

    AFTER REMBRANDT, SELF PORTRAIT

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €330,00
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    €330,00
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  • After Rembrandt, Tronie of a Man with a Feathered Beret

    After Rembrandt, Tronie of a Man with a Feathered Beret

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €3.960,00
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    €3.960,00
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  • After Rembrandt, Portrait of Jacob with Yellow

    After Rembrandt, Portrait of Jacob with Yellow

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €3.600,00
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    €3.600,00
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  • Portrait of a Man with Red and Yellow

    Portrait of a Man with Red and Yellow

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €1.650,00
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    €1.650,00
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  • Medium Pre-Study, after Raphael

    Medium Pre-Study, after Raphael

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €2.500,00
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    €2.500,00
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  • After Sargent, Man in Military Uniform III

    After Sargent, Man in Military Uniform III

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    Frans Smit
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    €3.300,00
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    €3.300,00
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  • After Sargent, Lady in a Velvet Dress

    After Sargent, Lady in a Velvet Dress

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €3.050,00
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    €3.050,00
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  • After Rembrandt, Portrait of George Washington

    After Rembrandt, Portrait of George Washington

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €1.320,00
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    €1.320,00
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  • After Sargent, Lady in a blue dress

    After Sargent, Lady in a blue dress

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €3.935,00
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    €3.935,00
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  • After Frans Hals, Portrait with a woman

    After Frans Hals, Portrait with a woman

    Artist
    Frans Smit
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    €2.475,00
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    €2.475,00
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  • After Sargent with yellow

    After Sargent with yellow

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    Frans Smit
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    €395,00
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    €395,00
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  • After van Dyck

    After van Dyck

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    Frans Smit
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    €400,00
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    €400,00
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  • After Sergent with gold

    After Sergent with gold

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    Frans Smit
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    €395,00
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    €395,00
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