Artist and sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has opened his latest project and has once again aroused much enthusiasm for his work. Now with an underwater museum near the French coast in the Mediterranean.
The Cannes Underwater Museum is located south of the island of Sainte-Marguerite. For now, there are six face sculptures depicting people of all ages from the local community. The sculptures are around 7 ft in height and placed on the seabed at a depth of about three meters below the surface.
Jason deCaires Taylor is the first sculptor in the world to exhibit his sculptures under the sea. It was back in 2006 in a sculpture park off the west coast of Grenada (Caribbean Sea).
This museum in Cannes is a continuation of the artist’s social activity intended primarily for divers and a great reason for divers to visit Cannes. It took the artist four years to prepare this project.
Today, Jason deCaires Taylor is the most famous “underwater” artist in the world.
His sculptures adorn the underwater museums in Cancun, Mexico. M.U.S.A. (Museo Subacuático de Arte). One of the largest and most ambitious underwater art attractions in the world. Located near the island of Isla Mujeres and the coast of Punta Nizuc in Cancún. The museum contains over 500 life-size permanent sculptures created by Jason deCaires Taylor.
The first European museum of underwater sculpture is the Museo Atlantico located along the coast of Lanzarote. One of the seven islands in the Canary Islands. And in Australia, at the Museum of Underwater Art in Queensland, on the Great Barrier Reef, there is an Ocean Siren sculpture. Check the link to see this amazing sculpture.
In the underwater garden of Sir Nicholas Nuttall’s coral reefs in the Bahamas, there is an Ocean Atlas – A sculpture of a female kneeling Atlas.
It’s worth mentioning that in the Maldives, police destroyed Jason’s half-submerged Sculpture Coralarium art gallery on the grounds that it “undermines the Islamic faith, peace, and order.”