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Scholar Period > Paintings > Calligraphy

1930

Huang Yao's Calligraphy

Huang Yao's Calligraphy

All of Huang Yao's calligraphic work was executed upside down; Huang Yao called this Chuyun shu. It is a technique he discovered in his attempt to imitate handwriting of children so as to capture the childlike innocence inherent in human nature, first used with his cartoon Niubizi. Later, through perseverance, diligent practice together with the mastery of writing ancient scripts, he developed a clumsy style of writing that has an ancient feel.

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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

June 28 1956: EXHIBITION OF CARTOONS AND PAINTINGS

June 28 1956: EXHIBITION OF CARTOONS AND PAINTINGS

Guest of Honour: Zhou Ruiqi Minister of Education, Singapore Exhibition content: 1. Son’s Education, 2. Mister Fluke, 3. Sketch Siam, 4.Malaya Niubizi, (above are not for sale),5.China ink painting and upside down calligraphy......

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1957

August 8 1957: Joint Exhibition of Ten Contemporary Chinese Artists

August 8 1957: Joint Exhibition of Ten Contemporary Chinese Artists

Exhibition dates: 8 August – 14 August 1957

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1980

February 19 1980: Three Friends Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition (Taipei)

February 19 1980: Three Friends Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition (Taipei)

Three Friends: Wang Shizhao, Huang Yao, Chen Naichao

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1981

January 17 1981: Exhibition Of Folk Culture Paintings

January 17 1981: Exhibition Of Folk Culture Paintings

Exhibition dates: 17 January - 3 February, 1981

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1981

February 8 1981: Mr. Huang Yao's unique calligraphic skills

February 8 1981: Mr. Huang Yao's unique calligraphic skills

Q: Mr. Huang, we heard from our television station’s interview with you that you mentioned “Oriental Art Simplified Explanation (II) on Calligraphy". When you touched on “Zuo Shu” (Left Writing) and “Fan Shu” (Reverse Writing). We also understand that you have an extraordinary calligraphic skill in the “Dao Shu” (Inverted or Upside down Writing), where you wrote the characters upside down from the bottom of the page up, and without any trace of you actually writing it in the inverted manner. Everybody termed it as: " Chuyun Shu". What does this mean?

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1981

March 11 1981: Malayan-Chinese Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition

March 11 1981: Malayan-Chinese Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition

Exhibition dates: 11 March – 21 March 1981

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1981

September 7 1981: Chinese painting and Calligraphy Exhibition

September 7 1981: Chinese painting and Calligraphy Exhibition

Exhibition dates: 7 September – 8 October 1981

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2012

October 28 2012 Wenzi Hua Centerpiece by Huang Yao

October 28 2012 Wenzi Hua Centerpiece by Huang Yao

On 28 October 2012, Huang Yao’s calligraphy “Be content, thus be happy always” officially joined the collection of calligraphic works by respected Chinese calligraphers that are engraved in stone at the Chinese Calligraphy Stone Gallery at the Oriental Villa in the Nirvana Memorial Centre. The recently launched gallery holds a collection of over 150 steles engraved with the calligraphy of renowned scholars from the dynasties of China to the modern day.

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