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Scholar Period > Paintings > Children
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Good Harvest
Folk Culture Paintings of Good Harvest
1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Good Wishes
Folk Culture Paintings of Good Wishes
1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Liuhai
Folk Culture Paintings of Liuhai
1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Masks
Folk Culture Paintings of Masks
1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Sketches
Sketches of Folk Culture Paintings
1978 to 1987 Folk Culture Paintings : Zhongkui
Folk Culture Paintings of Zhongkui