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Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture | Presentation and Class Guggenheim Drawings

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

This past Thursday, I had the honor of guest lecturing for Ryan Seslow‘s Art Appreciation Class at Iona College for a second time. My presentation revolved around my history, work, process, day-to-day and wrapped up with a 30-minute “draw the Guggenheim” exercise.

After the jump, my presentation slide-by-slide, as well as the resulting class drawings.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Lionel Hutz once posed a brilliant question… “who are you, and what are you doing here?”

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

The future is a result of the past, so I like to share mine.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Here is my two-year anniversary post, celebrating the chase…

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

As an independent, unrepresented artist (and this applies to many businesses), press is a major facilitator for success.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Ah, the nearly blank slide… ones greatest catalyst for Power Point suspense.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

I’m fond of process on all levels, which is why I began sharing my work from two years ago. The Woolworth was a critical step along the way.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Where it all began, year one of a Guggenheim painting, each year, for twenty years.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Now, the segue into New York Post collage paintings… Mr. Tilley, you randy dandy.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

My self portrait and Eustace served as a foreshadowing for my later figurative series.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

The Apple Store… since this painting, the cube was removed, and will be remodeled with fewer panes. And, as we all know, Mr. Steve Jobs sadly passed away — one year can change a great deal.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Year two of the Guggenheim… same size canvas, same location, same month, different style.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Dr. Dre, Mr. NWA… demonstrating how I paint portraits in 2011.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Kanye West, one of my seven #KingsOfHipHop which were on display last month.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

The last King I painted in the series… Wayne explores a new visual element, contour outlines which flow similar to a subway map.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Year three of the Guggenheim

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

At this slide, I switched over to my Wayne Process video on Daily Motion.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Any entrepreneur can tell you this slide is a gross understatement, however, it’s important to keep your class awake — brevity is king.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Now for the best part… everyone in the class spends thirty minutes drawing the Guggenheim from this slide. As you will see below, for a bunch of kids that said, “I can’t draw at all”… they created some strong Guggenheim.

Borbay 2011 Iona College Art Appreciation Lecture Slides

Closing with questions and a big thanks to Professor Seslow, Iona College and the attentive, gracious students. And now, for some Guggenheim magic.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Expressive interpretation with energetic marks.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Confident, bold lines and a fully developed composition.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Nicely captured with a true sense of personality.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Nice precision from Jessie, dig the shading.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Strong line work, nice flow.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Interesting mark-making… nice way to handle the background.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Dig the angularity and simplification of form.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Great presence and impressive progress for such a short period of time.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Nice movement in this drawing from Alexa.

Guggenheim Student Drawing at Iona College

Nice flow to the Guggenheim, absolutely a gold star for including my logo.

Iona College Council Arts2011

Here is a snapshot of the Iona College Council on the Arts Events calendar for 2011-2012. Professor Ryan Seslow and yours truly will be exhibiting at Iona College in January, details to come. Thank you again Iona College, Mr. Seslow and your terrific group of students.

Comments

  1. ryan says:

    Thank you Borbay! You rocked it! AWESOMENESS!!