21-11-2023 / 10:02
His residence Salvador Dali (Salvador Dalí) on the coast of Spain’s Costa Brava is the subject of a new book released by the publishing house Apartment.
With photos by the Spanish artist Coco Captain, the “Casa Dalí” reveals the spaces where one of the greatest artists of the 20th century lived.
The residence is as surreal as one might imagine: quirky exterior features along the entrance, abstract decorations and a giant egg-shaped door, a motif that appeared repeatedly in Dali’s work.
Dalí bought in the 1930s a small fishing hut in the Mediterranean village of Port Ligat and with his wife Gala over the next decades redesigned and extended the building incorporating adjacent buildings.
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Dali lived and worked from the residence on the Costa Brava for the second half of his life, creating some of his best-known works of art, inspired by the light and atmosphere of the Spanish coast.
According to the architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca, friend of the artist – who wrote the introduction to the book – Dali “claimed to be the first Spaniard to see the sun rise” when he moved to the Mediterranean village.
The residence, which now functions as a museum, is filled with furniture curated by Gala, objects collected by the couple, and works of art by Dali. Capitán’s photographs throughout the book highlight the extraordinary artistic value of the labyrinthine space, with narrow corridors and changing levels throughout, as well as differently shaped windows overlooking Port Ligat Bay.
An original poem by Capitán written at the time she was photographing the house graces the front and back covers of ‘Casa Dalí’.
Source: APE – MEB
Photo Credit: apartamentomagazine.com