Watercolor Impressions of Chinese Architecture 9
About this artwork
Artist Siyuan Ma depicts the 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 lake and lush foliage create a contrasting balance of architecture and nature. He aptly captures the grand style of the historic landmark.