In Figueres to visit the Dali Museum – an amazing collection of Surrealist art by Salvador Dali, displayed in the museum he designed in the town of his birth.
Dali Museum, Figueres
Interior of the Dali Museum
Salvador Dali ‘‘Retrospective Bust of a Woman’ (1933)
In the summer of 1905 Henri Matisse and André Derain stayed and worked together in Collioure, in south-west France, near the Spanish border, developing what became known as the Fauvist style. They painted views of the town, the boats in the harbour, portraits of each other, and Matisse painted ‘The Open Window’.
Henri Matisse ‘View of Collioure’ (1905)
In the second decade of the twentieth century a community of artists settled and worked in Céret, many moving from Paris, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Chaim Soutine, André Masson, Raoul Dufy and Jean Cocteau. Le Musée d’Art Moderne de Céret was created in 1950 with the personal support of Picasso and Matisse and now contains a fine collection of paintings by artists who worked in the town.
Chaim Soutine ‘Céret Landscape’ (c.1920)