4th Grade Art | Mrs. Martin
What is a notan?
- 濃淡 Japanese for "light-dark harmony"
- concept involving the arrangement of light and dark values as they are placed next to the other in the composition
- illustrates positive and negative space through the use of high contrast shapes
- "the principle of Notan can be found in art from around the world: the graphic designs of Pueblo pottery in New Mexico, molas (appliqué fabric collages) from Chile and Peru, and paper cutouts from Poland and China (Dalton 2009)"
Image Resource: Teach and Shoot, May 1, 2014
Word Work (Day 1)
geometric vs. free-form
Work Work (Day 2)
How to make a Notan
(2009). Davisart.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016, from https://www.davisart.com/Promotions/SchoolArts/PDF/1_09Notan.pdf
How to Make a Notan. (2013). YouTube. Retrieved 24 September 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RVf8y-e6tc
(2011). Theartofed.com. Retrieved 26 June 2012, from https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2012/03/Positive-Negative-Designs.pdf
SchoolArts Magazine - AUG-SEP 2007. (2007). Schoolartsdigital.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016, from http://www.schoolartsdigital.com/i/152166-aug-sep-2007/3
Teach and Shoot. (2014).Teachandshoot.com. Retrieved 11 March 2015, from http://www.teachandshoot.com/search/label/notan