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Inaugurated a moving underwater museum in Lanzarote

The life of the Canary Islands It is so tied to the ocean that why not tell it from the bottom of it? That has been the starting point of the artist Jason deCaires Taylor, author of the 300 sculptures that make up the 'permanent exhibition' of the underwater museum located under the waters of Lanzarote. Prepare snorkeling or diving tools because the Atlantic Museum, which was officially opened on January 10, is waiting for your visit.

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The 300 sculptures are ready © Museo Atlántico / Facebook

Located about 12 meters deep on the south coast of Lanzarote, in the Bay of Las Coloradas, the Atlantic Museum covers an area of ​​2,500 square meters. In her, 300 sculptures are distributed among which visitors who dare to discover snorkeling or diving can swim, explain on the museum's website.

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With them, British Jason deCaires Taylor portrays the neighbors of the area, who have served as models for the figures, in everyday poses: carrying suitcases, hugging their partners and looking at their phones, for example, in an attempt to make to endure in the sea the life that takes place on earth.

However, the author has also wanted to portray the tragedies that occur in the confines of the ocean, so he has modeled a patera arriving at the Spanish coasts, that perishes under the waters. To this first and thoughtful set that began to be placed in early 2016 under the name The Rubicon -for the moment that Julio César, without authorization from the Senate, crosses the Rubicon River with his legions, which marked the border between Italy and Cisalpine Gaul- have been added throughout the year the remaining sculptures to reach 300. They all go to the same point: the threshold that separates the Atlantic from the surface of the museum.

The neighbors of Lanzarote making life underwater © Jason deCaires Taylor

Of course, the materials with which the sculptures are created are ecological. In fact even contribute to the creation of coral reefs, as with the rest of the abyssal works of this author - one built on the Caribbean island of Granada and another in Cancun, Mexico. In this way, also in the Atlantic Museum nature will eventually merge with the work until it disappears, which, presumably, will happen in 300 years.

* This article was initially published on February 8, 2016. It has been updated with the information related to the inauguration with the 300 sculptures already finished.

'Lampedusa', the raft that never reached its destination © Jason deCaires Taylor

One of the sculptures of DeCaires in Cancun, merging with nature and the sea © Jason deCaires Taylor

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Video: SCUBA Diving Lanzarote Underwater Museum Museo Atlántico (February 2020).

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