1979 to 1985 Pure Calligraphic Wenzihua
Huang Yao selected a combination of different scripts, many in pictorial form for the characters to best express the meaning of the title.
1979 to 1982 Calligraphic Wenzihua with Painting
Huang Yao did not restrict himself to calligraphy only. Being an accomplished Chinese painter he was able to and he often did add the painting of human figure or even scenery to a piece of work that can be considered as completed already (like those in the previous category) to further illustrate the feeling or content of the title.
1979 Modesty Receives Benefit
In Kuala Lumpur, Huang Yao often included children in his paintings of other topics. Children are found in paintings of scenes of Nanyang as part of a family with their mother or sister similar to the lifestyle scenes of Thailand.
1979 HY's Perfect Children: The Dragon Dance
The children have bright eyes that are wide apart, as if taking in everything they can of the world around them, like intelligent children do. They are chinless; chubby cheeked; with straight, short, slightly droopy eyebrows; tiny noses; simple curved ears and wide smiling mouths.
1979 Joy in Painting and Appreciation of Paintings
The children at play are usually active, moving their arms and legs. I would drop my brush, get up and jump around a bit, relax my muscles, stretch my arms.
Human Figure Paintings - Men in Poetic Setting
We have read books on Zen as well as listened to many Zen stories. Zen should not be split into different schools.
1979 Folk Culture Paintings : Chinese Zodiac
Folk Culture Paintings of Chinese Zodiac
1979 Folk Culture Paintings : 24 Filial Children
Folk Culture Paintings of 24 Filial Children
1979 to 1984 Folk Culture Paintings : Budai Heshang (Monk with cloth bag)
Folk Culture Paintings of Budai Heshang (Monk with cloth bag)
1979 to 1985 Folk Culture Paintings : Fulushou
Folk Culture Paintings of Fulushou
1979 to 1982 Folk Culture Paintings : Hehe Gods
Folk Culture Paintings of Hehe Gods
1980s Stories of the Seals
Huang Yao had a broad repertoire of art works. They range from the traditional Chinese paintings of human figures, landscapes, birds and animals, to his unique upside down calligraphy , innova-tive painting of the ancient Chinese character.
1980 Transmission of Knowledge
1980 was an extremely productive year for children paintings. As in the previous years, his children paintings involve outdoor games and activities.
1980 to 1985 Folk Culture Paintings : Eight Immortals
Folk Culture Paintings of the Eight Immortals
1980 Marrying Off the Daughter
This painting is for the year of the rat. The title, ‘Marrying Off the Daughter’ is about the story of rat daughter getting married to the most powerful. She thought the sun was most powerful, but he declined her proposal for marriage and suggested the dark cloud, which in turn suggested the wind.
1980 Who is Lack of Skill?
The story behind this painting is about a tiger’s first encounter with donkey. At the beginning the tiger was frightened by the strange sound the donkey made.
1980 A Short Nap
No doubt, Huang Yao’s lively happy children at play besides entertaining; the viewers are able to see plainly the humor, joy, friendship, cooperation, freedom, creativity and imagination revealed among the children.
1980s Many Falling Flowers
In the last years of his life, he was still actively painting and exploring new grounds. He started to experiment with painting on tiles with a few young friends who were into pottery art. It was not easy to paint on unbaked tiles, as they are smooth and slippery.
Human Figure Paintings - Children at Play - A Return to Innocence
When I am tired after painting for some time, I will choose to leisurely paint children playing their games. I feel like I have become like a child in the painting and return to memories of my childhood. My brush follows my imagination as I play like a child on paper.
Human Figure Paintings - Yibi Hua One Stroke Painting
Yibi hua, or 'one stroke painting'. It is a painting where its main part is completed with one stroke only. I remember two years ago in 1980, before my serious illness that I painted many yibi hua.