We are dedicating this article to the studios of 5 of the most important artists of the 20th century: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Achille Castiglioni, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtensein. It is very interesting to see how their interiors reflect the personality and genius of each of them. Spaces, without any doubt, very inspiring.
Pablo Picasso’s Studio in France, 1956
In 1955, when Picasso was considered one of the most famous artists of the world, moved to La Californie (France) with Jaqueline Roque, his wife at that time.
“Taller Sert”, Joan Miró’s studio in Palma de Mallorca (Fundació Miró)
In 1954 Miró moved permanently to Mallorca, where he started a new chapter in his new studio located inside the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma de Mallorca. “In the new studio I had enough space for the first time. I could open boxes that contained pieces I created time ago, and as soon I saw all that work in Mallorca I started to criticise it. I was mean to myself. I destroyed lots of pieces and lots of drawings and gouaches”, expressed the artist. The studio is open to the public: http://miro.palmademallorca.es.
Achille Castiglioni Studio-Museum, Milan
Achille Castiglioni, industrial designer and Italian architect is considered as one of the foundators of Italian design. He shared this creative lab with his wife, Monica Castiglioni, in the centre of Milan. Every detail of the interior reflect the taste, the dedication and imagination of this gifted designer. Best of all? It is open to the public. More info: http://fondazioneachillecastiglioni.it/visite.
Alexander Calder’s Studio in Connecticut, 1941
Alexander Calder is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He worked his outdoor pieces in this studio, where they hung the marvellous “Stabile” with their elegant and subtile movement.
Roy Lichtenstein’s Residence and Studio
Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist, converted a garage and a metal studio located at the Greenwich Village neighbourhood in New York City into his home and studio around the late 80s. It is a space plenty of light and sense of humour, so common in his work.