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The endless enigma

From 26 May 2020 to 24 January 2021

Produced by Gianfranco Iannuzzi - Renato Gatto - Massimiliano Siccardi - with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi

In 2020, the Carrières de Lumières are illuminated by Salvador Dalí’s famous specific works. ‘Dalí: the endless enigma’ encompasses more than sixty years in the career of the Catalan master, who developed and invented various artistic styles.

You can explore a thematic itinerary comprising surrealistic and metaphysical landscapes and be immersed in the artist’s amazing and highly imaginative works. Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, engravings, films, and archive images highlight the unique personality of the painter with the famous moustache, as well as his obsessions with the strange and the supernatural, and his fascination for Gala, his muse and wife.

Emblematic masterpieces, from Melting Clocks, Face of Mae West, and Atomic Leda to the Temptation of St Anthony, demonstrate the extent of Dalí’s talent as the creator of new languages and unique canvases, inspired by the great masters of painting such as Velasquez, Raphael, Vermeer, and Millet.

The new creation reveals the mirrors of the painter’s inner world in an almost hypnotic atmosphere and focuses on the various aspects of the artist’s approach. From his initial Impressionist- and cubist-inspired works to his mystical works with their religious themes, and his surrealistic period and his work with the theatre, photography, and the cinema.

The entire digital exhibition is set to the music of Pink Floyd. Constantly experimenting and rejecting all rational mechanisms, these icons of painting and music shared a fantastical visual imagination, in which obsessive visions and technical virtuosity were blended. Dalí’s deep colours and extended and voluminous forms emerge on the walls to the sound of tracks from legendary albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, plunging you into a soaring, peaceful, and troubling world.

This retrospective exhibition associated with the music of the legendary 1960s group, takes you on a timeless journey that awakens the subconscious and buried thoughts, in which Dalí's œuvre remains a mystery and an endless enigma.

Listen to the playlist of the exhibition

Dates and opening hours

From 6 March 2020 to 24 January 2021

January, March, November, December: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April, May, June, September, October: 9.30 a.m.-7 p.m.
July and August: 9.30 a.m.-7.30 p.m.


Full rate €14
Senior rate (over 65) €13
Reduced rate (students, jobseekers, disability card holders,‘Pass Education’ card holders) €11
Youth rate (aged 7–25) €11,5
Family offer (2 adults + 2 children) €39,5