Japanese Notan: Artists, History & Designs


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The concept of notan is integral to Japanese art. The familiar _____ symbol is a good illustration of it.

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1. In Japanese art, the idea of notan is one of balance among which of the following elements?

2. Who introduced the idea of notan to art teachers in the United States as a way to explore composition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about Japanese notan art with this quiz and worksheet. To pass these multiple-choice assessments, you'll need to answer questions about the art form's basic concept, elements and history, along with related artists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about several concepts pertaining to Japanese notan art, including:

  • The symbol that effectively illustrates the concept of notan
  • The elements that notan balances
  • The person who introduced notan to U.S. art teachers
  • The artist who painted the Old Plum
  • Another type of Japanese art that involves notan

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of notan to answer questions about the form's characteristics and artists
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding art form that often exposes people to the idea of notan
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the related lesson on Japanese notan art, like who introduced this concept to U.S. educators

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this art form, review the related lesson called Japanese Notan: Artists, History & Designs. The lesson can help students:

  • Explain why Japanese calligraphy utilizes notan
  • Analyze a work of notan art by Yamanaka Seiitsu
  • Tell how the Western world became exposed to the idea of notan