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1942

Summer 1942 Ermei Shan

Summer 1942 Ermei Shan

Huang Yao visited Emei Shan for the third and last time. He wrote about his experience staying in a monastery up in Emei mountains and the philosophy lessons he learned by observing it's abbot...

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1942

September 1942: 100 Shou Paintings

September 1942: 100 Shou Paintings

Exhibition of ‘100 Shou Paintings’, there could have been copies as it is noted that the paintings were printed and published by Wentong Book Publishing.

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1947

1947-1951 Words of a Child

1947-1951 Words of a Child

Children appeared as supporting characters in Huang Yao’s cartoons during the period of 1934 to 1947 in Shanghai and the interior of China.

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1951

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand

In the painting 'Mother and Children', the Chinese mother has an infant in her arms, both looking at an active child making noises by twisting the handle of a toy drum with a bead at the end of each of the two short strings.

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1951

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand 2

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand 2

Huang Yao was apparently not satisfied with the familiar classical style of the above paintings of children. The reason is probably that the youngsters in the paintings bear too much resem-blance to real children in facial appearances and in proportions of the body.

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1951

1951 to 1982 Paintings of Dragons

1951 to 1982 Paintings of Dragons

The mythical noble animal dragon represents the Chinese emperors. It is also one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. 2012 will be a dragon year...

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1956

1956 to 1987 Children's Paintings in Malaysia

1956 to 1987 Children's Paintings in Malaysia

There are few paintings of children between 1956-1973. The two paintings below were completed in the1960s style. Huang Yao had forgotten about them until after he moved to Kuala Lumpur when the titles, signatures and seals were then added in the early 1980s.

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1970

Mid 1970s Sketches of Children at Play

Mid 1970s Sketches of Children at Play

In Chinese art, there is a phrase ‘nine sketches, one completion’, implying that many sketches are undertaken. One can use a pen, coal, crayon, or pencil in a notebook or on paper (Huang, 2000 Yibi Hua).

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1970

Mid 1970s Sketches of 10 Children

Mid 1970s Sketches of 10 Children

How many of these paintings of ‘children at play’ have I done? I am not sure. I only remember that I collected a few hundred different games children play.

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1970

1970s Malay Children Scroll

1970s Malay Children Scroll

All the children in Huang Yao’s drawings are Chinese and they are dressed in ancient Chinese clothing, except for the children in the scroll of 100 Malay village children.

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1970

1970s  Happy Shouxing or Diety of Longevity

1970s Happy Shouxing or Diety of Longevity

HY applied the spirit of being a child to his paintings of Shou Xing, the Deity of longevity. An old man who shows the signs of antiquity is usually chosen to represent Shou Xing. But Huang Yao’s Shou Xing can be kind, lively or contented and childlike.

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1970

1970s Conduit for transmission of Chinese culture and tradition

1970s Conduit for transmission of Chinese culture and tradition

At the end of 1973, Huang Yao retired from being a headmaster and resumed full time paintings. In his paintings of children, he went beyond just just children at play, and using the artwork as conduit for propagating the Chinese culture and traditions.

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1975

1975 Happy Children

1975 Happy Children

When I paint "children at play", I return to my childhood. I feel in-comparable happiness because there is no more pretending and one is truly oneself in the land of the innocence.

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1977

1977  Scroll of 100 children in Winter

1977 Scroll of 100 children in Winter

It was a day in August 2001 when the Singapore Art Museum had an unusually large number of visitors . In the exhibition hall, there was a crowd with some people, bending over a glass case containing a long scroll.

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1978

1978 Riot in the Classroom

1978 Riot in the Classroom

Huang Yao had a stroke in 1981 and so there were no children paintings in that year. However, from inability to hold and move the brush for painting and calligraphy, through exercises and practice a new awkward brush strokes was born.

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1978

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Tu An Hua

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Tu An Hua

Tuan hua is the painting of things in nature, which are simplified or beautified and rearranged by the artist to form a painting. The original subjects in nature can still be seen in the final painting. But because the design, style and color in the painting are often so beautiful that these paintings are often used as decorations on objects, be it a small one or even big as a tall building.

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1978

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Good Harvest

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Good Harvest

Folk Culture Paintings of Good Harvest

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1978

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Good Wishes

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Good Wishes

Folk Culture Paintings of Good Wishes

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1978

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Liuhai

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Liuhai

Folk Culture Paintings of Liuhai

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1978

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Masks

1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Masks

Folk Culture Paintings of Masks

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