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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 197 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Longmen Grottoes

STONE SPLENDORS OF ANCIENT CHINA

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Located about eight miles south of present-day Luoyang in Henan province, China, the Longmen Grottoes are a national and international treasure of art and history. The Grottoes resemble a network of honeycombs in the rock walls above the Yihe River. Spread out over a half mile, the carvings within the more than 2,000 caves and niches are dated as early as 493 CE. More than 100,000 stone statues, almost 3,000 stone tablets, and hundreds of bas-relief images ...

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