Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, this is a real-life underwater museum, called Museo Atlantico, that sits 14-meters beneath the Atlantic Ocean. It was created by artist Jason deCaires and consists of two separate, hyperrealistic installations that appear to be ancient relics. The highlight is “The Rubicon,” a group of 35 people walking towards a gate, with them all staring into the unknown. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video.
“DeClaires’ second installation, titled The Raft of Lampedusa, represents the ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis. It’s a poignant depiction, as desperate figures wait in a boat for treatment and aid. ‘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.’ He draws from art history as a basis for this work, referencing the French painter Theodore Gericault’s piece The Raft of the Medusa, in which sailors are stranded in a shipwreck scene,” according to My Modern Met.