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Studies in Balance and Contrast

Studies in Balance and Contrast

Art 2 students used black and white paper to create two Notan collage designs, one abstract and the other design recognizable as a noun (person, place or thing).
Essential Understandings

·  A successful Notan design has balance and contrast of positive and negative space.

·  Craftsmanship is essential to a Notan design.

Objective of the project: Students created original images using cut paper to demonstrate balance between positive and negative space.

·  Art Elements – Space and Shape      ·  Principles of Design – Contrast and Balance

 

Art 2 Notan Designs

Art 2 Notan Designs

Notan is a Japanese word meaning dark-light. The principle of Notan is the interaction between positive (light) and negative (dark) shape.