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...
1960s The Collection of Single Characters
Huang Yao compiled the many different ways of writing the same single Chinese character, from pictograph to oracle bone inscriptions and bronze scripts. Below every character, he noted the source in ‘caoshu’. There are a total of 74 pages.
1960s The Dictionary
The 'book/dictionary' has a total of 586 pages. Each page is for one character only. A few different ways of writing that character in oracle bone inscription, bronze script, ‘zhuan’, ‘li’ and ‘kai’ are included. There is also a description of the origin of the character and how it's shape, sound and meaning has changed over time. The sources for these descriptions were from classical Chinese reference materials.
1960s The Collection of Phrases
A set of 32 pages, similar to the ‘Collection of Single Characters’ but now the characters are grouped into phrases. These phrases are of auspicious sayings, idioms, Buddhist sayings or parts of poems. Using the example of ‘wan xiang geng xin’ or ‘everything takes a new look’, is similar to examples in Item1 but with four characters forming a phrase.
1960s to early 1970s The Calligraphic Sketches of Chinese Characters
Each sketch can be of a single character or a phrase of multiple characters. There are a total of 1,611 pages.For this example, Huang Yao chose 3goats to represent the phrase‘sanyangkaitai’; ‘sanyang’means 3 suns,but the sound yang can also mean goat, hence the choice.
1960s Niubizi and Xiao Niu Series 1
The first series consists of 40 pieces, measuring 17.5 x 22 cm, executed in ink, pencil on paper, with 6 panels per page and 12 panels make a story.
1960s Niubizi and Xiao Niu Series 2
The second series consists of 16 pieces, measuring 21.5 x 28 cm, executed in ink, pencil on paper, with 6 panels per page and 12 panels is one story
1960s Huang Yao Seals engraved by Lu Dinggong
Lu Dinggong continued teaching after he left china.......
Article 10 Zhuanji Wenxue: Luo Qingquan from Penang
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