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Scholar Period > Paintings
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.
1972 to 1973 The Diary
Similar to The Collection of Phrases, The Diary consists of many more different pictographs that has been diligently collected for each Chinese character. This time, only a brief explanation of the character was recorded in The Diary.
1974 to 1981 Coloured Calligraphic Wenzihua
Here, Huang Yao not only did not confine himself to using black ink exclusively for the writing of the characters, he wrote them freely and spontaneously often in great speed so much so that the characters are no long in the typical vertical position nor are they about the same size.
1974 to 1977 Figured Wenzihua
This category is so named because the side view of an abstracted human figure or pictograph of animal or bird was used here to convey the feeling or meaning of the title or content of the painting.
1974 to 1980 Ideographic Wenzihua
In this category, Huang Yao chose the appropriate pictographs or pictures to clearly express the meaning or the concept in the title of the painting.
1974 to 1980 Imaged Wenzihua
This last category has paintings that cannot be included in the earlier categories. It is apparent that the creation of the images in these paintings required not just a good grasp of the palaeography of the Chinese characters but the painter must also be a scholar of Chinese classic and a person with a deep understanding of the Chinese culture
1974 Adam And Eve
In 1974, Huang Yao created his last cartoon series. This final set was called Eve and Adam and differed in style from his previous works. The painterly drawings depicted a naked Adam and Eve as early humans.
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.
Flower and Birds Paintings - Bird in the Style of Bada Shanren
Ba Da Shan Ren was a descendent of a Ming Dynasty Emperor. Because of the pain and sorrow of the failing empire, he became a Buddhist monk and a poet.
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 Paintings of Important Chinese People with Surname Huang
Between 1978 to 1987, Huang Yao moved to Kuala Lumpur to be with his son and family. By then, he was prolific in his creativity and output in paintings. During this period, he did a series of paintings about important Chinese people with surname "Huang"
1978 to 1987 Paintings of Chinese Classics : Peach Party
Between 1978 to 1987, Huang Yao moved to Kuala Lumpur to be with his son and family. By then, he was prolific in his creativity and output in paintings. During this period, he also did a series of cultural paintings. This is the story of "Peach Party"
1978 to 1987 Paintings of Chinese Classics : Dream of Red Chamber
Between 1978 to 1987, Huang Yao moved to Kuala Lumpur to be with his son and family. By then, he was prolific in his creativity and output in paintings. During this period, he also did a series of cultural paintings. This is based on the famous novel "Dream of the Red Chamber"
1978 to 1987 Paintings of Important Chinese Women in History
Between 1978 to 1987, Huang Yao moved to Kuala Lumpur to be with his son and family. By then, he was prolific in his creativity and output in paintings. During this period, he did a series of paintings about important Chinese women in history.
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