Long program


the Endless Enigma

Artistic creation: Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, and Massimiliano Siccardi, Production and video animation: Cutback, Production: Culturespaces Digital®

In 2023, the Bassins des Lumières pay tribute to the incomparable and unique works of Salvador Dalí. This immersive exhibition presents more than sixty creative years in the life of the Catalan artist who, inspired by Cubism, Surrealism, and Futurism, mastered a realism that was meticulously applied to the surface of the canvas: blending reality with the mysteries of conscience, fantasies, and memories.

As you make your way around a thematic itinerary, you explore the artist’s highly imaginative whimsical and metaphysical landscapes. Exhibited worldwide (the Théâtre-Musée Dalí in Figueres, The Dalí Museum in Florida, the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MoMA in New-York, etc.), his works invite you to explore his unique oneiric world.

Brought to life on the walls and reflected in the water of the Bassins des Lumières, all details of brushstrokes, lines, and various materials are highlighted. Paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films, and archive images portray the unique personality of the famous moustached painter, and his obsession with the strange as well as his fascination with his muse and collaborator—his wife, Gala.

You are able to see his great masterpieces: The Persistence of Memory, The Face of Mae West (Useable as a Surrealist Apartment), Atomic Leda, and The Temptation of St Anthony. Inspired by the great masters of painting, such as Vélasquez, Raphael, Michelangelo, Vermeer, and Millet, his works highlight the different approaches he adopted, from his Impressionist and Cubist studies to his mystical works, religious themes, and his works with the theatre, photography, and the cinema.

Accompanied by the music of Pink Floyd, this digital exhibition incorporates two icons of painting and music in an astonishing visual production, in which obsessional visions and technical virtuosity are combined. This retrospective, combined with the music of the legendary ‘60s group, takes you on a timeless journey that awakens the subconscious, in which Dalí’s work remains an endless enigma.


Creative Director: Gianfranco Iannuzzi
Production: Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, Massimiliano Siccardi
Graphic & Animation Design: Cutback
Musical collaboration: Luca Longobardi
In collaboration with the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí


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Immersive exhibition

From 3 February 2023 to 7 January 2024


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Last entrance 1hr before closing.


Full rate€15
Senior rate (more than 65 years old)€14
Reduced rate (students, unemployed people and teachers - on presentation of written proof of less than 3 months, accompanying person of disability card-holders and large family card holders)


Youth rate (6-25 years old) 


Bordeaux Métropole young person card holders 


Family rate (2 adults + 2 young people from 6 to 25 years old)

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Dalí, the Endless Enigma

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The application "Des Lumières"

The application, available free of charge on iOS and Android, gives commentaries on the works of our current exhibitions. Discover through original anecdotes 30 major works of the exhibition "Dalí, the Endless Enigma". 

Discover also the exhibitions "Chagall, Paris – New York" in the Atelier des Lumières (Paris), "From Vermeer to Van Gogh, the Dutch Masters" in Carrières des Lumières (Les Baux-de-Provence) and "Klimt, Gold in Motion" in Phoenix des Lumières (Dortmund) and Hall des Lumières (New York).

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