Peeking into the mind of an artist is something many of us are curious of. What if you could understand what makes those talented people so creative or see what it was like living during their time?
Many of the international artists we now idolise have led turbulent lives, some in beautiful and luxurious homes, others in rather simple ones.
Either way, the best way to get a glimpse into what made these artists tick is to see their homes with your own eyes and feel the atmosphere in their cities. So why not visit their dwellings on your next group trip?
The home of Salvador Dalí is as kooky as the artist himself was. He lived and worked in Cadaques, Spain which is located roughly 20 miles from the French border between 1904 and 1989. His home is filled to the brim with eccentric pieces and his signature style, as well as much of his artwork – including Figures Lying on the Sand and Inaugural Gooseflesh.
Address: Platja Portlligat, 17488 Cadaqués, Girona, Spain
(source: Frida Kahlo by Gisèle Freund, 1950/ 1952)
Everyone’s favourite surrealist lady lived here with her husband Diego Rivera and made the home into a living studio space. From the bright Mexican colours, to the art in every corner of the house and the plethora of plants, she can be seen throughout the home. This was also the home that Frida was born and raised in, and in 1958 it was converted into the Frida Kahlo museum which attracts over 30000 visitors per year!
Address: Londres 247, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, 04100 Ciudad de México, Mexico
The famous French impressionist Claude Monet lived in this French estate from 1883 until his death. Here you can see his passion for gardening and painting all in the same place, as the garden is very reminiscent of his paintings. The house’s barn was his first studio, which you can also visit while you’re there with a guided tour.
Address: 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
The American artist lived and painted at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, whenever she wasn’t in New York City. The artist herself said “I suppose I could live in a jail as long as I had a little patch of blue sky to look at.” – and there is plenty of blue sky in New Mexico.
Address: 21120 US-84, Abiquiu, NM 87510, USA
(source:AP Photo/Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Helen Harrison)
As well known painter married Lee Krasner in 1945, they moved in to this Long Island home. This is where both of them lived and painted, and the home itself shows both of their artistic styles. Evidence of his work can be seen on the paint-stained floorboards of the adjacent studio room. The home has since been converted into a museum.
Address: 830 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937, USA
Are you and your friends art fans? Why not book a holiday around visiting your favourite artists’ homes?
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