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Longmen Grottoes Scenic Area

Longmen Grottoes Scenic AreaLongmen Grottoes in Shanxi Yungang Grottoes, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes and Tianshui Maijishan saying China's four grottoes. It is located thirteen kilometers south of Luoyang City, here is the Xiangshan and Longmen Mountains between two mountains, the Iraqi river running through it from afar like a natural door Que, so called as Yique. To the Sui Dynasty, Emperor Yang had boarded Luoyang Mangshan the north, far south of Luoyang Yique saw it, they said to his attendants, it's not real dragons portal it? Why not ancient capital here ? A flatter minister replied that the ancients non knows, just waiting for you to do your majesty. Emperor hear Long Yan Yue, built in the Sui Dynasty, Luoyang East capital, the palace 's main entrance is on the Yique, since then, Yique will be called a people's habits gantry.

Luoyang tour to Longmen Grottoes is the ancient royal statues vow most concentrated areas, it is a manifestation of the royal will and behavior. Northern Wei and Tang Dynasty era statues reflect the very different styles. Northern Wei statues here lost Yungang Grotto rugged, majestic, vigorous characteristics, and gradually thicken breath of life, tend lively, handsome, gentle. The Northern Wei statues, thin face, thin shoulders, chest straight, use a flat blade carved drapery, Jian Jin rustic. Northern Wei Dynasty people advocating thin is beautiful, so also the pursuit of Buddhist carvings statues show like bone Qing style artistic style. And people like the fat is beautiful Tang Dynasty, Tang Dynasty Buddha 's face it round, generous shoulders, chest bump, drapery carved using circular blade, natural and smooth. Longmen Grottoes in the Tang Dynasty statues inherited the fine tradition of the Northern Wei Dynasty, but also learn from the Chinese national culture, creating a vivid and vigorous pristine natural realism style, reached the pinnacle of Buddhist sculpture art.

Longmen Grottoes is also the history of the art of calligraphy treasures. The famous calligraphy Longmen twenty, is a descendant from the Longmen Grottoes connoisseur Beituo numerous stone statues culled inscription calligraphy Need. These inscriptions not only records the statues of human motivation vow purpose, but also for the staging of dating archaeological caves provide a basis. Qing Dynasty scholar Kang Youwei had strongly advocated the whole community to use the tablet script writing, also praised weibei ten United States, such as: strokes jumping, structural heaven, flesh lush and so on. Until now, tablet script also serves as banners, decorated with the word widely used. Thus, twenty product occupies a pivotal position in calligraphy. Longmen Grottoes is the artistic expression of Buddhist culture, but it also reflects the prevailing political, economic and cultural fashion. Retain a large number of caves religion, art, architecture, calligraphy, music, clothing, medicine and other aspects of the kind of information, so it is a large stone Museum of Art.

 
 
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