The great fiction of science

In the fall of 2006 Morten Schelde participated in the Galathea 3 expedition. He boarded a ship in Nuuk and travelled to the Azores and Accra before landing in Cape Town six weeks later. He captured the impressions from his trip and the ship’s atmosphere in a large number of photos, which had the function of diary notes. These photos are the starting point for The great fiction of science, a series of 11 etchings.

Science is a central topic in Morten Scheldes art. During the Galathea 3 expedition, Schelde did not only have the possibility to look over researchers’ shoulders; he was also able to conduct his own, artistic
Before the invention of photography, a ship’s crew often comprised an artist, whose task it was to capture the events on board. Drawing does not longer have a documentary function in terms of the research conducted on the ship. Still, Schelde was documenting on board, but the point of departure for his observations was an artistic rather than a scientific one.

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 005-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 001-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 002-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 003-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 004-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 006-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 007-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 008-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 009-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 010-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 32 x 38.5 cm – Plate size 20 x 25 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 011-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

Print technique
Line etching
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
MoS 07 005-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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