Salvador Dalí, Unseen Shots
In 1930 Dali set up residence in Port Lligat, a small fishing village where, as a young boy, he spent time with his family. When he again set foot on the soil of Port Lligat it rekindled his childlike fondness for isolated locations and also created a new fascination for the specific light that is reflected off the cool and calm Cap de Creus peninsula.
Photo by DAVID DE QUEVEDO
Words by JULIET PERRY
Dali was inspired by Port Lligat and spoke of it as ‘the place of production, the ideal place for my work. Everything fits to make it so: time goes more slowly and each hour has its proper dimension. There is a geological peacefulness —it is a unique planetary case.’
As soon as Dali purchased land he began a forty-year-long project that would include the design and construction of his home, studio and performance spaces, the result was an architectural and design phenomenon.
In Dali’s own words, he describes his house in Port Lligat as ‘a real biological structure...each new pulse in our life had its own new cell, its room.’