Talking to Drawings, Episode 4,Marie Bak Mortensen

Disappear Here: Marie Bak Mortensen in conversation with Sam Jacob

Bringing together material from the RIBA and Drawing Matter collections, the exhibition Disappear Here (RIBA, 2 May – 7 Oct 2018) explores the history, application and implications of perspective, how it spans truth and illusion, linking the disciplines of art, architecture and mathematics. In this podcast series, curator and designer Sam Jacob discusses with various guests the exhibition’s material and themes.

The fourth episode sees Sam joined by his co-curator Marie Bak Mortensen, Head of Exhibitions at RIBA.

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William Talman, Unexecuted design for Trianon Pavilion, Hampton Court, 1694, RIBA IN SET – Drawing Matter

William Talman (1650–1719), Unexecuted design for the 'accepted' scheme for a Trianon pavilion at Thames Ditton, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London: bird's-eye view of the Trianon set in its gardens, 1694. Pen and ink on paper. © RIBA Collections.


On perspective as influential with theatre design and stage sets, and Bibiena's 1732 publication on perspective, see Bibiena's one and two-points; and on other perspectives in the Drawing Matter collection.

Episode 1: with Kent Rawlinson, Head of Collections at RIBA.

Episode 2: with Deanna Petherbridge, artist, curator and author of The Primacy of Drawing (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010).

Episode 3: with Madelon Vriesendorp, artist and founding member of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

Episode 5: with artist Patrick Hughes.