Anatolian Cultures 

The Anatolian Cultures Series developed during 2011 and 2014, in the course of a travelling exhibition series named "Voyage to Anatolia" that started at the 3rd Gratitude to Anatolia Festival in the Village of Eternal Gratitude close to Konya, Turkey.

 

The two Antalya/Kas - based Artists Marlis Diemont (www.marlis-diemont.de) and Leyla Cansiz co-produced this series and resembled important symbols of Anatolian Culture, such as the "Şahmaran", a mythical figure that is half women, half snake, that originates from the regions of Tarsus and Mardin, the "Chimaera", a figure that can be traced in different locations, among them in the old ancient city of Olympos on the Lycian coast.     

Şahmaran Red
Şahmaran Red
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yellow shahmaran
yellow shahmaran
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lykischer_löwe_orange
lykischer_löwe_orange
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steele blank2
steele blank2
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Red
Red
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Lykischer_Löwe_klein_auf_gelblila
Lykischer_Löwe_klein_auf_gelblila
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lycian white
lycian white
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lycia steele
lycia steele
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lycian black
lycian black
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Chimaera Orange
Chimaera Orange
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lycian grave
lycian grave
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kybele yellow
kybele yellow
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little shahmaran
little shahmaran
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lycia steele 3
lycia steele 3
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lycia steele 2
lycia steele 2
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lycia mix steele
lycia mix steele
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chimaera orange looks left
chimaera orange looks left
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chimaera light blue
chimaera light blue
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chimaera in the clouds
chimaera in the clouds
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chimaera blue looks right
chimaera blue looks right
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chimaera blue looks left
chimaera blue looks left
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