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

188

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Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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Edition of 24
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Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
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ID: MoS 07 010-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Inquire series of 11
Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 001-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Inquire series of 11
Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 002-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 003-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 004-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 005-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 006-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 007-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Inquire series of 11
Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 008-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Inquire series of 11
Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
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ID: MoS 07 009-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

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Inquire series of 11
Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 32 x 38.5 cm – Plate size 20 x 25 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
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Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
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ID: MoS 07 011-1
Morten Schelde

The great fiction of science, 2007

188

(incl. danish VAT – final price is calculated in checkout with/without local VAT)

Inquire series of 11
Print technique
Line etching on Somerset 300g
Paper size 38.5 x 32 cm – Plate size 25 x 20 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: MoS 07 010-1

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