March 8 1947: Huang Yao Cartoons Exhibition


Exhibition content: Scenes of Vietnam, The Contradiction Set
Exhibition dates: 8th to 10th March, 1947
Venue : Jinri Building, Xingwen Bank third-floor Auditorium


Zhengyibao (Kunming) (8 March 1947), p. 4.

Huang Yao Cartoons
Public Exhibition Opens Today, 10 am to 5 pm

The cartoons of Mr. Huang Yaoding, the creator of Niubizi, have long enjoyed international renown and have been published in over ten Chinese-English bilingually captioned volumes of cartoons. He has fled to Kunming to escape the wartime disaster in Vietnam. Each piece in his latest two collections, Vietnamese Scenes (Yuenan fengguang) and An Account of Contradictions (Maodun ji), is a colorful cartoon masterpiece, comparable in beauty to film animation. The delightfully penetrating handling of subject matter and the use of line and color all attain to the level of a great master. It is said that none of the 100 pieces will be for sale, such is their great value. An exquisite installation was completed yesterday in the Jinri Building, Xingwen Bank third-floor auditorium. The three-day exhibition begins today and runs from the 8th to the 10th (Saturday, Sunday, Monday), hours 10 am to 5pm.

(Translated by John A. Crespi, Henry R. Luce Associate Professor of Chinese, Colgate University)


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