Hyperrealistic human sculptures submerged in Europe’s first underwater art museum
Museo Atlantico is a gorgeous museum, which sits around 14 meters within the Atlantic Ocean. This museum is the first of its kind in Europe and is sure to attract the attention of travelers. Jason DeClaires Taylor, who happens to be the main man behind this beautiful display of underwater art, has created a number of sculptures, which look as if they have been frozen in time. This museum is definitely going to be loved those who appreciate art, and people from all across the globe are sure to witness its splendid beauty.
It comprises of two hyperrealistic installations, which make the sculptures appear to be lifelike. The artists’ second installation The Raft of Lampedusa is about the ongoing crisis in Syria, the sculptures show the pain and anticipation of the people in the boat waiting for help, medication as well as amenities.
“The work is not intended as a tribute or memorial to the many lives lost,” DeClaires explains, “but as a stark reminder of the collective responsibility of our now global community.” The museum, which will be free for access to diver and snorkeler from February 25th, is located off the Coast of Lanzarote Island.