Salvador Dalí was always one of my absolute favourite artists, I have always been fascinated by surrealist art where you can stare at a painting and keep seeing new figures and meanings the longer you stare. And the colours!
|Swans reflecting elephants|
|The persistece of memory|
Friends of his included Pablo Picasso, Federico García Lorca, Joan Miró, Luis Buñuel – all important names in art to this day.
His art stretches further than just painting genius pieces of art though. He made sculptures, wrote a few film-scripts and a novel, made the set design in movies for Hitchcock and Disney, had a dip into the world of fashion with Christian Dior and Coco Chanel and more. His house in Port Lligat, is one of his architectural works.
He lived from 1904 to 1989, in Madrid, Paris, USA, Barcelona and Cataluña. He used to spend his childhood summers in Cadaqués, and in 1930 he moved to Port Lligat, just outside of Cadaqués, attracted by the landscape, the light and the isolation of the place. He started building his house there, and spent 40 years doing it. This is the only place he ever really settled down to stay, and this house is now open as a museum and of course I had to visit!
Let’s just say his taste in interior design is somewhat unique. Lots of animals and eggs!
Ready for a tour? Here we gooo!
|Views from the garden|
|What a great idea! A panoramic window in the wall with views to the beach.|
|"Garden art"... (The egg is a theme in his art)|
|Swimming pool and lounge|
|Another egg, overlooking the bay..|
|More egg and ehm.. garden art|
|Self portrait of him and his muse, Gala|
|Bird slash rhino...|
|The sofa that goes all the way around the oval room, and some animal-furniture-thing|
At some point, I will also go to Figueras, the town Dali was born, and where the biggest museum/art gallery is located. Can't wait!
Do you like Salvador Dali's art?