Watercolor Impressions of Chinese Architecture 12
About this artwork
Artist Siyuan Ma paints the entrance to Shanhua Temple, located inside the ancient city of Datong in Shanxi ProvinceÐa key cultural relic under state-level protection. Shanhua Temple is a relatively complete group of buildings from the Liao and Jin dynasties, says Siyuan. The moon gate, a circular opening in traditional Chinese architecture, beckons visitors to explore the gardens beyond. He aptly captures the grand style of the historic landmark.