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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...
1974 to 1981 Coloured Calligraphic Wenzihua
Here, Huang Yao not only did not confine himself to using black ink exclusively for the writing of the characters, he wrote them freely and spontaneously often in great speed so much so that the characters are no long in the typical vertical position nor are they about the same size.
1974 to 1977 Figured Wenzihua
This category is so named because the side view of an abstracted human figure or pictograph of animal or bird was used here to convey the feeling or meaning of the title or content of the painting.
1974 to 1980 Ideographic Wenzihua
In this category, Huang Yao chose the appropriate pictographs or pictures to clearly express the meaning or the concept in the title of the painting.
1974 to 1980 Imaged Wenzihua
This last category has paintings that cannot be included in the earlier categories. It is apparent that the creation of the images in these paintings required not just a good grasp of the palaeography of the Chinese characters but the painter must also be a scholar of Chinese classic and a person with a deep understanding of the Chinese culture
1979 to 1985 Pure Calligraphic Wenzihua
Huang Yao selected a combination of different scripts, many in pictorial form for the characters to best express the meaning of the title.
1979 to 1982 Calligraphic Wenzihua with Painting
Huang Yao did not restrict himself to calligraphy only. Being an accomplished Chinese painter he was able to and he often did add the painting of human figure or even scenery to a piece of work that can be considered as completed already (like those in the previous category) to further illustrate the feeling or content of the title.
Process of creation of Hui Neng Jie (compiled in 2001)
I had used zhuan shu to 'write' Huineng's (a Zen master) poem, 'The Bodhi is not a tree, the mirror is not the stand, originally there was nothing, where can the dust settle', at least four times. The first piece was for my friend Prof.
Process of creation of Fu Lu Shou (compiled in 2001)
'Process of Wenzi Hua Development - from sketches to paintings. Ink is subdivided into five hues. ...Dry and moist ink strokes have to be performed with flexibility, resulting in an array of light and heavy, as well as thin and robust strokes...
Process of creation of San Yang Kai Tai (compiled in 2001)
Let us take for example the idiom sanyang kaitai " ". Tai is a divination symbol, and according to the Tuan article in the Yijing " ": "The heaven symbol (qian) is above, and the earth symbol (kun) is below. [When] the heaven and earth exchange, all things communicate."
Process of creation of Bai Niao Chao Feng (compiled in 2001)
Process of creation of Bai Niao Chao Feng
Process of creation of Wan Xiang Geng Xin (compiled in 2001)
Process of creation of Wan Xiang Geng Xin
Process of creation of Long/Dragon (compiled in 2001)
Process of creation of Long （Dragon)
2001 From Pictorial Calligraphy to Calligraphic Painting
An article by Wang Nanming - Huang Yao's two articles entitled Tuhua wenzi and Wenzi hua expounded his main idea in artistic creation, that is, the development of his early interest in Pictorial Calligraphy to his active practice of Calligraphic Painting. As Huang Yao explained the basis of his interest in this aspect of art...
2001 Introduction to the Process of Wenzi Hua Development
Six subjects among the many that Huang Yao painted were selected to demonstrate how the research resulting in notes and sketches were developed into paintings.
December 8 2001: Nokia Art Singapore
Nokia Art Singapore 2001, Singapore Calligraphy Centre. The Singapore Art Museum contributed a calligraphic painting of Huang Yao to be exhibited in this exhibition.
2006 British Museum acquires 2 of Huang Yao’s Wenzi Hua
British Museum acquires 2 of Huang Yao’s Wenzi Hua or the paintings of ancient Chinese characters to join its existing collection of Modern Chinese Calligraphy.
July 6 & 13 2008 An “Exhibition in Commemoration of Huang Yao”
The Malaysian art collectors of Huang Yao’s calligraphy and paintings were the main contributors of exhibits to this exhibition.