Boland Dorp by François Krige

The final image in this collection represents a Krige ideal. The platteland dorps of his childhood and youth constituted a paradisiacal realm, one that...

Krisjan by François Krige

The nomadic Krisjan Swart, a character from the Montagu dis­trict, features in many sketches, water-colours and oils, particularly in the late seventies and early...

Montagu Girl by François Krige

Many humble folk of the Montagu district sat for Krige: domestic workers and gardeners, the librarian’s beautiful daughter, the butcher boy and Koos Kok,...

Rakops, Botswana by François Krige

It is likely that during as many as three of Krige’s expe­ditions to Botswana (1960, 1962 and 1972) he stayed with the Barakwena people....

Paternoster by François Krige

Krige travelled the length of the Western Cape coastline and was especially drawn to traditional fishing villages. We see sailing craft, genre scenes of...

Basotho Men by François Krige

In 1937 Krige’s family moved to Bethlehem in the Free State, where they remained for the rest of the decade. Although now based in...

Market, Spain by François Krige

Spain captivated Krige. When the artist joined his brother Uys there in 1934, the poet plunged him into the Iberian way of life, infecting...

The Shrunken Forest

Trees call to mind big leafy structures over our heads, like the Oak trees that surround the Montebello Design Centre, where the exhibition is...