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Underwater Museum “Atlantic” opened off the coast of the Canary Islands in January 2017. Its creator, artist Jason Taylor, took about a year to establish an exhibition on the seabed, and about a year to create sculptures. The museum is located in the bay of Coloradas near the island of Lanzarote. The figures are set at a depth of 12-15 meters, they can be watched not only by scuba divers, but also by tourists who ride on boats with a glass bottom.

All the sculptures, according to the creator, are made of dense concrete, which does not have harmful effects on the marine ecosystem. In total, the museum exhibits more than 300 figures, they are united in art installations, designed to illustrate this or that philosophical idea.

The biggest installation is the “Circle of People”. In it, about 200 sculptures are arranged in a circle, which in general is meant to symbolize the origin of life in the water and its dependence on the ocean. The installation “Crossing the Rubicon” is a concrete wall with a single passage in the center, to which 35 figures “step”. The composition, according to the artist, shows a senseless barrier in the middle of an infinite three-dimensional water space, where you can move in any direction.

These and other installations: “The Lampedusa Boat”, “Transmutations”, “Anthropocene”, “Inertia” not only reflect the author’s vision of the relationship between man and nature, but also attract hundreds of tourists to Lanzarote. Many of them dive with scuba diving here to make a memorable photo.To favorites

Photo by @nabisbynature
Underwater Museum “Atlantic” opened off the coast of the Canary Islands in January 2017. Its creator, artist Jason Taylor, took about a year to establish an exhibition on the seabed, and about a year to create sculptures. The museum is located in the bay of Coloradas near the island of Lanzarote. The figures are set at a depth of 12-15 meters, they can be watched not only by scuba divers, but also by tourists who ride on boats with a glass bottom.

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