Anatolische Kulturen

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 ( 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.     

Schahmaran in Rot - Leyla Cansiz
Leyla Cansiz und Marlis Diemont - 2010 - Öl auf Leinwand;
Schahmaran in Gelb - Leyla Cansiz
Lykischer Löwe in Orange
Anatolische Steppe - Steele Blank
Anatolia in Rot
Lykischer Löwe auf der Lauer
Lykien Mandelblüte
Leyla Cansiz und Marlis Diemont - 2010
lycia steele
Nacht in Lykien
Leyla Cansiz und Marlis Diemont; 2010; Öl auf Leinwand
Chimaera in Orange
Leyla Cansiz und Marlis Diemont - 2011
Lykisches Königsgrab
kybele yellow
Kleine Schahmaran
Leyla Cansiz und Marlis Diemont - 2010
Lykien - Steele - 3
Leyla Cansiz und Marlis Diemont, 2010; Öl auf Leinwand
lycia steele 2
lycia mix steele
chimaera orange looks left
chimaera light blue
chimaera in the clouds
chimaera blue looks right
chimaera blue looks left
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