5 Phenomenal Artists’ Homes You Should Visit

Monet’s kitchen in Giverny, France

From Frida Kahlo’s colorful Mexico City home to Claude Monet’s punchy kitchen inside his property in the village of Giverny in Northern France, The Vale Magazine offers you a glimpse into five extraordinary residences where some of the world’s most celebrated artists drew their inspiration.

The “Atelier de Cézanne” on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, France

19th-century Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) worked from 1902 to his death in a quaint house located in the scenic region of Aix-en-Provence, France. Although he mainly resided in a small apartment very close to his studio, the Atelier de Cézanne is the house, workplace, and museum where you can still feel most intensely the full presence of the great French artist.

The “Museo Frida Kahlo” in Coyoacán, Mexico City

The Museo Frida Kahlo, also known as “La Casa Azul” (The Blue House), is the house where Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) was born and died. The residence where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, painter Diego Riviera, in Coyoacán, Mexico City, was turned into a museum in 1958, four years after her death.

“Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center” in the Springs, New York

Built in 1879, the small homestead in the town of East Hampton on Long Island, New York, which is now called Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, is the place where American painter and leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and fellow artist Lee Krasner (1908-1984) lived and worked.

“Claude Monet House and Gardens” at Giverny in Northern France

If you are curious to see the water lilies, weeping willows and the Japanese bridge that inspired the founder of French Impressionist Painting Claude Monet (1840-1926) to create some of his most iconic paintings, head to Claude Monet House and Gardens at Giverny outside of Paris. This property is the place where the famous French painter lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Some of the highlights of the residence are the all-yellow dining room and the kitchen with the blue Rouen tiles.

“La Villa des Brillants” was Rodin’s home for the last 20 years of his life

The French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) created some of his finest masterpieces inside a Louis XIII–style house on the outskirts of Paris, in Meudon, France. La Villa des Brillants is the site where Rodin lived with his lifetime companion Rose Beuret. It now hosts on its grounds a museum, a garden, as well as Rodin’s burial place.