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.......
April 1963: Chen Jiying photograph
The note behind this photograph can be roughly translated as... To elder brother Jiatang (Huang Yao’s other name) and wife with remembrance: (Photo was taken in April 1963 at mother's 80th birthday.)
1967: Maxing Huaren Zhi published
1967 published by Ming Jian Press, Hong Kong.
Early 1970s The Calligraphic Sketches of Poems
This set consists of 24 sketches. Huang Yao had progressed from single word to phrases and now to a group of words, from Tang poems, Buddhist poems and even classical literature. The first page for each 'poem' has the characters of the poem written in a column on the left-hand side of the page.
Early 1970s The Sketches for Paintings
Huang Yao chose to use his favorite phrases, a total of 51 sketches were produced, a single page per phrase. These phrases are of auspicious Chinese sayings, idioms, or parts of poems. For each phrase, different ways of writing each character in the phrase were listed.
1970s to early 1980s The Drawings
A set of 51 drawings of single Chinese characters and phrases. These were done on thin white paper-cardboard. It appears that the ‘Drawings’ were first done with pencil, going over the same line many times and finally with a thick stroke in blue felt tip pen bringing out the final picture.
1970s The Eight Talks of Niubizi
72 pages, the book teaches one how to draw human figures through Niubizi. Published in mandarin by The Sun Cultural Supplies, Kuala Lumpur. No publishing date, likely 1970.
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.
Paintings in Foreign Environments - Nanyang Scenes
I have been asked, 'Can you use calligraphy to write the Nanyang landscape?' Without thinking I replied, 'Of course, as long as you know how to use chopsticks, you can handle the brush, with brush you can write, and you can write everything in nature, not just what is in Nanyang.'
Ziyou Hua - Animals
In the history of painting, animals are likely to be the earliest subject matter painted by men. In the stone caves of primitive men, before the invention of the words, men were already using available colored materials to paint wild bulls and wild deer.
Ziyou Hua - Birds
In the Chinese painting of birds, it is not so much to paint its form, but more importantly the artist uses the bird to express his inner feelings or character.
Ziyou Hua - Flowers
For flowers under ziyou hua, apart from mastering the Chinese way of painting flowers, the artist should also consider the western approach to this subject. The classical painting's composition of flowers and tones of color, and the modern artists' bold contrasts of colors, lines and geometric shapes should be examined.
Ziyou Hua - Human Figure
The great poet of Tang dynasty, Du Pu, described in his poem the spirit and inspiration of his work. It is similar to the story about Zhang Xu who used his hair (men had long hair then) as a brush. He could write rapidly (because of long disciplined practice) that his writing appeared like cloud and smoke on the paper.
Ziyou Hua - Human and Animals
About Ziyou Hua
Ziyou means to be free, and ziyou hua are paintings that were done spontaneously with or without a subject in mind. These paintings were painted after Huang Yao's Wenzi hua.