His parents' bedroom
"Whennight fell, I didn't dare cross my parents' room because of the portrait of that brother and a reproduction of Velázquez's Christ." Even as an adult, Salvador Dalí remembered the qualms he felt when crossing his parents’ room, - as stated in The Passions According to Dalí, a book of interviews published in 1968. Not only because of the human suffering represented by Christ on the cross (a figure he would repeatedly paint as an adult), but also because of the portrait of his absent brother, a first Salvador Dalí who had died at the age of two. Nine months later, another child was born whom they also named Salvador. A common practice at the time that didn’t make it easy for someone entering the world with a name that carried connotations of loss. . Dalí would paint his brother and remember him, but above all, he would struggle to assert his own identity.