Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Battle Rages On

I recently overheard at the water-cooler that Stanley Meltzoff and 60's illustrators in general "all had a solid understanding of abstract art and the emerging color theories". Apparently intimate knowledge of the "notan" enabled Meltzoff to replicate, albeit in reverse, the composition of the late Salon era French academic Georges Antoine Rochegrosse (1859-1938).

The Meltzoff depicts the battle of Thermopylae during the second Persian invasion of Greece. The Rochegrosse depicts the battle of Marathon during the first Persian invasion of Greece. Coincidence? Did somebody say i-ran?


  1. What the hell is "notan"? Only a pretentious douchebag (Rob Howard) calls it "notan".

  2. theory, I have a couple of theories:

    1-Delusional self aggrandizement
    2-It's pronounced nuttin', as in a whole lotta
    3-Heart of the golden mean
    4-State of being, equal to the awakening of the buddha
    5-A slur against albinos

  3. Its Rob Howard's thorough understanding of Notan that makes him better than than the American (Mr. Meltzoff), and those two Frenchmen (Rochegrosse and Douchebag.)

    Sometimes I just sit around and wish I were one of Rob's middle toes, that way I could be next to two of his other toes all the time.