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IN Travel & Adventure ON 15 Feb, 2016
This February, Europe's present-day underwater art museum unfolds the initial sculptures made by renowned sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. This museum comprises of numerous sculptures 12m beneath the ocean's surface. It is designed for the purpose of expanding the marine biomass.
Hence, this museum comprises of fantastic and beautiful installations that draw the attention towards the society dividing the present arena with the past one.
Museo Atlantico, Europe's underwater museum is situated in the clear blue waters off the coastline of Lanzarote in the Canary Island, Spain. It started its initial phase of sculptures this February.
This museum highlights a series of 3-dimensional art objects and is built 12m under the ocean floor. It is handy to many snorkelers, divers and observers through the help of glass boats.
The project underwater museum is basically to draw attention towards art and nature. Also, to create an artificial coral reef so as to accumulate local fishes and expand the marine biomass.
This underwater museum encompasses a wide range of artifacts including concrete sculptures representing refugees, selfie-taking tourists and an absurd hybrid of flora and fauna.
The main concept that lies behind creating this museum is to portray the division of society regarding the past and present lifestyle. It is also meant to raise awareness about the growing threats facing the world's oceans.
Lanzarote's exclusive status of being UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve will be referenced so as to incorporate the botanical sculpture nursery featuring various local species.
Museum is built using environment-friendly, neutral pH possessing inert materials and stainless steel structure in order to match the endemic marine life.
This project of museum tends to devise complete habitat for aquatic life asserting the wide natural resources and will employ sand-covered seabed 50m x 50m.
Rubicon comprises of a congregation of 35 human figures in walking position depicting two realities and a portal to the Atlantic Ocean.
This shows a beautiful sculpture of the photographs that gives the message of using today's technologies in the society.
A frightening observation of the continuous humanitarian crisis referencing Gericault's painting. It shows the situation faced by sailors and refugees.
Museo Atlantico is designed to last for hundreds of years and to show a beautiful example of botanical art galleries. This museum will open for visitors until the end of February. It is ought to be completed until December 2016.