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Inside inspiring homes of world's most famous artists

Oct 30, 2020 13:47 IST | By Vishakha Somani

The best way to understand an artist's work is to take a look at their inspiration. Here are 5 artistic studio-homes that you can visit to enjoy art with a slice of history: 

The father of French Impressionist art, Claude Monet's home in Giverny in France looks just like his paintings. Much of his later work was painted in this home's gardens, where he lived from 1883 up until his death in 1996. The house and gardens are open to visitors every day from March end to October end.

Surrealist Mexican painter and feminist icon, Frida Kahlo spent her life after becoming bed-ridden at the 'Blue House,' where she was born. Called La Casa Azul, the striking structure is dedicated to Kahlo's life and work, most of which was remodelled by her husband and painter Diego Rivera. 

One of the most controversial artists of his time, Spanish painter Salvador Dali is known for his hallucination-infused work. His house in Spain's Catalonia is where he lived and worked from 1930 to 1982. Formerly a group of fishermen huts, the home looks as surreal as Dali's artworks. 

Known to be the man behind the Modernist art movement, Paul Cezanne has inspired many 20th century artists. His birth town, Aix-en-Provence in Southern France is dedicated to his life and paintings. You can spot many of Cezanne's landscapes in the city and even take guided tours. 

British artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth had a celebrated art career spanning over five decades. Her sculpture garden and home in the quaint English town of St. Ives is one of the main tourist attractions.