” A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others” – Salvador Dalí.
A fun way for children to uncover the mysteries and secrets of the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí is by visiting the Portlligat House- Museum, the place in which he normally worked and lived with his wife Gala, upon her death in 1982.
Salvador Dali was one of the best-known surrealist artists. He used art to express the contents of the unconscious mind, painting his dreams and bizarre moods. Children usually love his work, as I fell they share with Dalí his imaginative, amusing, and unlogical approach to art.
In this visit to the idyllic landscape that shaped his artistic life, you can discover Dali’s most famous works and also get to know the artist almost on a personal level.
The House-Museum is run by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and has three different areas: the private part of the house, the studio with numerous objects related to his artistic activity, and the stunning exteriors. We loved walking through the olive grove and courtyards, that were designed to host temporary creative works.
As access is limited, I would recommend booking your tickets in advance to your visit.
Also, I would suggest that you visit the Museum’s shop, where you can buy different publications for children. We purchased this great coloring book with drawings and texts by the artist Carmen Sanglas.
Salvador Dalí drew many animals (real, imaginary, sketched, stuffed, hidden and camouflaged) that you can also find while visiting his home. In this notebook, Carmen explains these symbols and offers children the possibility of coloring them.
The House-Museum is located in the beautiful Costa Brava, so it is an ideal starting point for getting to know this area. You can visit the Cap de Creus Natural Park and also Cadaqués, one of the most photographed villages of this coast.