Collections: Photography: Cartographic Series I

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: "Metamorphic Library Chair", from "Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions Etc.." Plate 29 (volume I, July 1811)

Morgan & Sanders’s metamorphic library chair established the basic mechanical design for this form. Their chair was rendered in th...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Paddle Doll

    So-called paddle dolls are flat, schematic representations of naked, legless female figures on which jewelry, belts, and other details have ...

     

    Want to add this object to a set? Please join the Posse, or log in.

    close

    Cartographic Series I

    • Artist: Olafur Eliasson, Danish, born 1967
    • Medium: 25 color photogravures on paper
    • Dates: 2000
    • Dimensions: each photo: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Photography
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Exhibitions:
    • Accession Number: 2002.41
    • Edition: Edition: 10/16
    • Credit Line: Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
    • Rights Statement: © 2000 Olafur Eliasson
    • Caption: Olafur Eliasson (Danish, born 1967). Cartographic Series I, 2000. 25 color photogravures on paper, each photo: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2002.41. © 2000 Olafur Eliasson
    • Image: overall, CUR.2002.41_Jens_Ziehe_photograph.jpg. Jens Ziehe photograph, courtesy Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin
    • Catalogue Description: 25 color photogravures on paper: pc1: River flowing from top left to bottom right intersecting a thin vertical line (road) on right side. pc2: Root-like image of mountains and rivers, with lines beginning from top left corner and fanning outward. pc3: Mostly white with curved landscape image on bottom and right. pc4: Glaciers coming from a snow field on the upper side and draining into a valley running at right angle to them. pc5: Rugged mountains with a valley running from left to right in the lower center. pc6: pc7: Flat plateau crossed with stream and rivers draining through deep gorges into a low lying flat area on the upper left. pc8: Same image as 62g but at larger magnification and later in the day. pc9: Large dark crater-lake near center with agricultural fields on its lower right slope. pc10: Mountainous landscape with snow topped mountains and ridges. pc11: pc12: A series of lakes and a meandering stream from the upper left to the right. Roads run throughout the area. pc13: Mud flats draining to the left; a road runs diagonally on the upper right corner. pc14: pc15: Lake in center of photograph above a large snowfield. pc16: Four lakes, three are landlocked, on mountainous terrain draining into and making a small river at the upper side of the picture; a series of buildings is located on a hill next to the river in the upper right corner. pc17: A diagonal ring of mountains from lower left to upper right interrupted by a crater. pc18: Jagged mountain range with Y-shaped valley in center, snow fields on the lower left, upper left and upper center. pc19: pc20: pc21: pc22: Mountainous area with deep valleys draining into small rivers; there is a nearly rectangular lake draining into a river on the upper left. pc23: A melting ice sheet showing barely visible outlines of the topography beneath it. pc24: pc25:
    • Record Completeness: Good (71%)
    advanced 108,199 records currently online.

    Separate each tag with a space: painting portrait.

    Or join words together in one tag by using double quotes: "Brooklyn Museum."




    Please review the comment guidelines before posting.

    Before you comment...

    We get a lot of comments, so before you post yours, check to see if your issue is addressed by one of the questions below. Click on a question to see our answer:

    Why are some objects not on view?

    The Museum’s permanent collections are very large and only a fraction of these can be on exhibition at any given time. Sometimes works are lent to other museums for special exhibitions; sometimes they are in the conservation laboratory for study or maintenance. Certain types of objects, such as watercolors, textiles, and photographs, are sensitive to light and begin to fade if they are exposed for too long, so their exhibition time is limited. Finally, as large as the Museum is, there is not enough room to display everything in the collections. In order to present our best works, collections are rotated periodically.

    How do I find out how much an object in the Brooklyn Museum collections is worth?

    The Museum does not disclose the monetary values of objects in its collections.

    Can you tell me the value of an artwork that I own?

    The Museum does not provide monetary appraisals. To determine the value of an object or to find an appraiser, you may contact the Art Dealers Association of America or the American Society of Appraisers.

    I own a similar object. Can you tell me more about it?

    Please submit via e-mail a photograph of the object you own and as much information about it as you can, and we will provide any additional information we are able to find. Please note that research in our files is a lengthy process, and you may not have a response for some time.

    How would I go about lending or gifting a work to the Museum or seeing if the Museum is interested in purchasing a work that I own?

    Please submit via e-mail a photograph of the object you would like us to consider, as well as all of the information you have about it, and your offer will be forwarded to the appropriate curator. The Brooklyn Museum collections are very rich, and we have many works that are not currently on exhibition; because of this, and because storage space is limited, we are very selective about adding works. However, the collection has become what it is today through the generosity of the public, and we continue to be grateful for this generosity, which can still lead to exciting new acquisitions.

    How can I get a reproduction of a work in your collection?

    Please see the Museum’s information on Image Services.

    How can I show my work to someone at the Museum or be considered for an exhibition?

    Please see the Museum’s Artist Submission Guidelines.

    Why do many objects not have photographs and/or complete descriptions?

    The Museum's collection is very large, and we are constantly in the process of adding photographs and descriptions to works that do not currently have them, or replacing photographs that have deteriorated beyond use and descriptions that are minimal or out of date. This is a long and expensive process that takes time.

    How can I find a conservator or get advice on how to treat my artwork?

    Please visit the American Institute for Conservation, which has a feature on how to find a conservator.

    I have a comment or question which is not included in this list.

    Join the posse or log in to work with our collections. Your tags, comments and favorites will display with your attribution.