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1960

1960s Niubizi and Xiao Niu Series 2

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

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1960

1960s Huang Yao Seals engraved by Lu Dinggong

1960s Huang Yao Seals engraved by Lu Dinggong

Lu Dinggong continued teaching after he left china.......

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1963

April 1963: Chen Jiying photograph

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.)

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1967

1967: Maxing Huaren Zhi published

1967: Maxing Huaren Zhi published

1967 published by Ming Jian Press, Hong Kong.

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1970

Early 1970s The Calligraphic Sketches of Poems

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.

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1970

Early 1970s The Sketches for Paintings

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.

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1970

1970s to early 1980s The Drawings

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.

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1970

1970s The Eight Talks of Niubizi

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.

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1970

Mid 1970s Sketches of Children at Play

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).

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1970

Mid 1970s Sketches of 10 Children

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.

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1970

1970s Malay Children Scroll

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.

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1970

1970s  Happy Shouxing or Diety of Longevity

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.

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1970

1970s Conduit for transmission of Chinese culture and tradition

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.

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1970

Paintings in Foreign Environments - Nanyang Scenes

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.'

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Animals

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.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Birds

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.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Flowers

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.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Human Figure

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.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Human and Animals

Ziyou Hua - Human and Animals

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1970

About Ziyou Hua

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.

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