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1983

1983 Tiger Friend

1983 Tiger Friend

Huang Yao’s paintings became progressively simpler as he advanced in age. By mid 1983, Huang Yao did a series of very simple paintings where each painting has only one child and with no background.

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1983

January 4 1983: Moyuan Suibi : New Year Prints

January 4 1983: Moyuan Suibi : New Year Prints

Every principle has two sides: the positive and the negative. The Chinese, who place much importance on “virtue”, have within them a latent “conservativeness” that has led to the inevitable falling behind of their science and artistry. Rather than being on the attack, they are often on the defensive; this has resulted in today's emphasis on the “old” above the “new”.....

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1983

January 30 1983: Clog-throwing Song

January 30 1983: Clog-throwing Song

During the earliest part of Chinese civilization, the“Book of Songs” most commonly reflected the voices of the people, especially those of the commoners. Poems were divided into three types: “feng”, “ya” and “song”. “Feng” referred to “guo feng” (“airs of the states”), which was also known as folk songs. “Ya” referred to “da ya” (“major court hymns”) and

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1983

March 18 1983: One-stroke paintings

March 18 1983: One-stroke paintings

Recently there was an exhibition at the Art House Gallery. I visited and found that the artist and I seem to share a few similar interests. It's a pity that I have never met him. This is because he is also fond of “character paintings”, and this includes “one-stroke paintings”. Yao Tuo tried to introduce us, but as I was hitching a ride with my friend Ye Ri Sheng, I did not have time to chat and had to leave in a hurry.

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1983

March 27 1983 : Chinese Character Paintings

March 27 1983 : Chinese Character Paintings

Recently there was a “Chinese character painting” exhibition at the Art House Gallery. One afternoon, Mr He Weicheng sent over some pictures to my house, encouraging me to paint one. As it requires quite some inspiration to come up with a “Chinese character painting”, we sat down for a chat. Suddenly there was a thunderstorm......

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1983

April 3 1983: Discussing Chinese Character Paintings Again

April 3 1983: Discussing Chinese Character Paintings Again

Awhile ago I had written an article about “Chinese character paintings” and had focused on the word 「鬚」 (“mustache”). At the same time, on that very day, I had completed another “Chinese character painting” for Mr Wei-Cheng He, using the characters 「大家」 (“everyone”).

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1983

May 8 1983: Preening Oneself

May 8 1983: Preening Oneself

In one of the issues of "Artist" last year, there was an article about Gao Long Sheng, in which Ye Qian Yu and I were mentioned. We have been friends since the 1930s. Now we live in totally different places and have since lost contact for a long time.

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1983

June 5 1983: Nuwa

June 5 1983: Nuwa

After Pangu created the world, there were no humans. Much time passed, and from the land emerged a great woman everyone called “Nuwa”. According to the myths, Nuwa had the shape of a human but the body of a snake.

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1983

July 31 1983: Zen Poetry

July 31 1983: Zen Poetry

Although Bodhidharma was an Indian, he was highly worshipped by the Chinese and Japanese, especially for his Qinggong. At Shaolin Temple in He Nan Gao Shan, he sat for nine whole years. During that time, a knowledgeable and articulate middle-aged man named “Shen Guang” came purposely to Shaolin......

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1983

August 21 1983: Da Bo Gong

August 21 1983: Da Bo Gong

Anyone who has truly contributed to mankind while alive will be remembered, respected and worshipped, becoming, quite naturally, a kind of “God”. As for those who merely pretend to be good while they are alive, it is quite pointless to force others to pray to them, no matter how powerful or rich they might have been.

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1985

1985 Huang Yao Seals engraved by Huang Guanghua

1985 Huang Yao Seals engraved by Huang Guanghua

In our records, Huang Guanghua had engraved 2 seals for Huang Yao.

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1986

1986 Prayers to Heaven

1986 Prayers to Heaven

The last painting has a tree with two children in front of it. It has the style of paintings completed in 1986. The tree trunk has ‘designs’ form by zigzag lines as if drawn by the hesitant hand of a child.

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2001

Process of creation of Hui Neng Jie (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Hui Neng Jie (compiled in 2001)

I had used zhuan shu to 'write' Huineng's (a Zen master) poem, 'The Bodhi is not a tree, the mirror is not the stand, originally there was nothing, where can the dust settle', at least four times. The first piece was for my friend Prof.

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2001

Process of creation of Fu Lu Shou (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Fu Lu Shou (compiled in 2001)

'Process of Wenzi Hua Development - from sketches to paintings. Ink is subdivided into five hues. ...Dry and moist ink strokes have to be performed with flexibility, resulting in an array of light and heavy, as well as thin and robust strokes...

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2001

Process of creation of San Yang Kai Tai (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of San Yang Kai Tai (compiled in 2001)

Let us take for example the idiom sanyang kaitai " ". Tai is a divination symbol, and according to the Tuan article in the Yijing " ": "The heaven symbol (qian) is above, and the earth symbol (kun) is below. [When] the heaven and earth exchange, all things communicate."

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2001

Process of creation of Bai Niao Chao Feng (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Bai Niao Chao Feng (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Bai Niao Chao Feng

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2001

Process of creation of Wan Xiang Geng Xin (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Wan Xiang Geng Xin (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Wan Xiang Geng Xin

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2001

Process of creation of Long/Dragon (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Long/Dragon (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Long (Dragon)

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2001

2001 Introduction to the Process of Wenzi Hua Development

2001 Introduction to the Process of Wenzi Hua Development

Six subjects among the many that Huang Yao painted were selected to demonstrate how the research resulting in notes and sketches were developed into paintings.

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2012

August 31 2012: ART WORKS OF MODERN CHINESE ARTIST HUANG YAO DEBUT AT FINE ART ASIA 2012 WITH 50 HUMAN FIGURES INK PAINTINGS

August 31 2012: ART WORKS OF MODERN CHINESE ARTIST HUANG YAO DEBUT AT FINE ART ASIA 2012 WITH 50 HUMAN FIGURES INK PAINTINGS

4th to 7th October 2012: Huang Yao Foundation organises the first public exhibition and sale of the works of modern Chinese artist Huang Yao since his demise in 1987, presenting 50 paintings from its Human Figures collection at Fine Art Asia (FAA) 2012 Hong Kong to raise funds for its operations as well as to fund initiatives such as children's programs, exhibitions and cartoon animation.

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