These London statues can only be seen twice a day!

by / Thursday, 21 April 2016 / Published in BlogEN

 

Hello everyone!

 

Enjoying the sun?

Today I come to you with a new idea to occupy the sunny days!

London and its artists always do their best to surprise us – this city is a mix of cultures, of ideals, of art and construction works…

 

Jason de Caires Taylor, a 41 years-old British artist, has understood that pretty well and has created a series of statues entitled The Rising Tide.Jason-deCaires-Taylor-portrait_Camera-underwater-sculptures-conde-nast-traveller-25sept14-Jason-de-Caires-taylor_1080x1080 Taylor’s work is very peculiar, he is the one who created the world’s first underwater museum in Cancun! His underwater sculptures are not only beautiful, but they are also a statement about climate change and sea life.

 

Indeed, the four new statues, located on the bankside of Vauxhall Bridge, represent middle-aged men in suits and children, riding their strange-headed horses. The heads are a reference to the “horse head” of an oil well pump, and a statement about London’s still ongoing industrialisation.

Representing the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the sculpture has the particularity to be only seen twice a day, because it sits on the banks of the Thames, and is underwater for the most part of the day.

So if you want to see those impressive statues, you need to check for the tide schedule, since they are on the banks and get entirely covered by the river! From the banks you can even see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, so I bet you can take the prettiest picture!

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These life-sized statues are one of a kind, and since taking the plane to Cancun is a bit expensive…

Let’s enjoy the art in London!

The London Dream Team

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