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Huang Yao
Bo Le Assessing The Horse, 1979

Ink on Rice Paper
37.50 x 44.90 cm

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款识/ Inscription: 尧己未初冬写十二生肖之午 Painted in early winter of 1979 as part of the Zodiac series. 关于此画:此画是十二生肖系列之一,特为马年而画。黄尧选了以下关于马的故事作为画的主题: 伯乐是春秋时代人。据说,有一匹千里马拉着沉重的盐车翻越太行山。在羊肠小道上,马蹄用力挣扎,膝盖跪屈;尾巴下垂着,皮肤也受了伤;浑身冒汗,汗水淋漓,在山坡上艰难吃力地爬行还是拉不上去,伯乐遇见了,就下了自己的车,挽住千里马而对它淌眼泪,并脱下自己的麻布衣服覆盖在千里马身上。千里马于是低下头吐气,抬起头来长鸣,嘶叫声直达云霄。这是它感激伯乐了解并且体贴它啊。 About this Painting: This painting was specially painted for the year of the horse as part of the Chinese Zodiac series. Instead of just a horse, Huang Yao chose the story below about horse to paint: A horse trader was trying to sell his ‘thousand mile horse’, which can run fast and long, but without much success. He asked for the help of Bo Le, who was famous for his love of horses and his ability to pick exceptional horses. Bo Le came and indeed it was a ‘thousand mile horse’. All he did was to walk around the horse slowly, examining it carefully with his eyes. Then he walked away but looking back repeatedly. The horse was sold immediately at a price the trader could not refuse. Huang Yao’s Bo Le has his thumbs up for the horse. 黄尧曰: 有自己喜欢的书画伴在左右,是一件「悦目赏心」的事。有了这种书画的精神享受,就是神有所凝,虽未入「仙境」,已可到「忘我」的地步,这是「益寿」之道。 Quote by Huang Yao: In the company of your favourite paintings, they are a delight and pleasing to the eye. This type of enjoyment through paintings, one’s mind is in a mindful state, although you may not be in celestial realm, you will experience being present and this is path to longevity.  

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  • +Artist Bio

    Huang Yao (1917- 1987), was born in Shanghai and was an illustrious cartoonist and calligrapher -  one of the last practitioners of the highly respected Chinese literati recluse tradition. His cartoon character Niubizi was a star in the 1930s - at a time when the cartoon, a part of the contemporary art movement, was at its peak in China. A well-known patriotic artist during the national struggle in the resistance war, Huang Yao's mission in art was to practice the past, research the new and create long lasting fruits of culture. In paintings, his innovative works spanned traditional Chinese categories, to more abstract works that rivaled his Western counterparts; all carrying his unique 'upside down' calligraphy or Chuyun Shu (rising cloud writing) that conveyed the air of a child's energy and his passion for life.  Read More

  • +Exhibitions

    2013  
    “Huang Yao: Malaya’s Remarkable Guest”, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

    2011 
    “Rediscovered Talent: Huang Yao - Cartoonist | Scholar | Painter”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
     
    2008 
    “Exhibition in Commemoration of Huang Yao”, Soka Gakkai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

    2001  
    “Huang Yao Retrospective”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. 

    2000  
    “Huang Yao’s Calligraphy and Paintings”, Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     
    1987 
    “Huang Yao Retrospective”, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    “Huang Yao’s Calligraphy and Painting”, Art House Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

    1986  
    “Huang Yao: Painting on Pottery”, Association of Chung Hwa High School (Seremban) Alumni, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

    1985  
    “Huang Yao’s Calligraphy and Paintings”, Malaysian Writers Association for Scholarship Funds, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     
    1982 
     “Huang Yao’s Art”, Bethlehem Lions Club, USA. 

    1981  
    “Huang Yao’s Art”, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
    “Folklore, Calligraphy and Art”, Art House Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

    1980 
    “Huang Yao: Exhibition of Eastern Paintings”, East & West Art, Melbourne, Australia. 

    1978  
    “Huang Yao Painting Exhibition”, Ipoh, Malaysia 

    1975 
     “Calligraphy and Art”, Sanjiang Association, Singapore

    1957  
    “Niubizi Education Cartoons”, Merdeka Trade Fair, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 

    1956  
    “Niubizi Education Cartoon Exhibition”, ChinWu Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
    “Huang Yao: Cartoons, Calligraphy, Paintings”, Organised by the Chinese Cultural Organisation, British Council, Singapore. All proceeds from sale were donated to the Singapore Overseas Chinese Creche. 

    1950  
    “Niubizi in Hong Kong and Words of a Child”, Hong Kong. 

    1947  
    “The Contradiction Collection and the Vietnamese Scenes”, Guangzhou Restaurant, Guangzhou, China. 
    “The Contradiction Collection and the Vietnamese Scenes”, Zhongshan Library, Guangzhou, China.
     “The Contradiction Collection and the Vietnamese Scenes”, Junri Building, Xingwen Bank, Kunming, China. 

    1944  
    Exhibition in Kunming, China in September.
    “Kunming in Cartoons, Guilin in Cartoons and Others”, Guiyang, China.
    “Chinese People in Wartime”, YMCA, Kunming, China. Proceeds to build Wu Hua Middle School Dormitory. 
    “Kunming in Cartoons and Guilin in Cartoons”, Provincial Party Headquarters, Kunming, China. Sponsored by Returned Veterans of Overseas Wars. 
     
    1943 
    “Plum Blossoms” by Huang Yao with poems inscribed by Liu Yazi, on twenty of Huang Yao’s paintings, Guilin, China   
    “Chongqing in Cartoons, Guiyang in Cartoons, Guilin in Cartoons, The Secondary Capital in Cartoons”, City Party Headquarters, Guilin, China. Proceeds for the maintenance of orphanages. 

    1942  
    “Guiyang in Cartoons” or “Scenes of Guizhou”, Guiyang, China. Proceeds donated for the city’s art and culture fund.
    “Chinese People in Wartime”, Guiyang, China. Proceeds donated to the homeless. 
    “100 Longevity Deities”, Guiyang, China. 

    1939 
     “Niubizi Digging War Trenches”, a play by An Er, China. 

    1938 
     “Niubizi Resisting the Enemy Cartoon Exhibition”, Chongqing, China.  

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