Series Fifteen: Translating Notan

Notan is a Japanese word meaning dark/light, a concept both philosophical and functional, centering on the unity of opposites. As a design principal this principle finds balance and unity between dark and light. In visual art, we can find notanĀ in the shadow and light construct, a solid approach for forming the value design for composing paintings. This series explores ways to achieve this concept with value and hue variations.

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