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11 May 2022, 16:37

German painter has created art inspired by Cappadocia's beauty for 32 years

Photo: aa.com.tr
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NEVSEHIR, 11 May (BelTA - Anadolu Agensy). - Amazed by the historical, cultural and natural beauty of Cappadocia, German painter Almut Wegner has created artwork in Cappadocia for 32 years.

Having received an education in painting and theater directing, Wegner began traveling to various countries and decided to settle in Cappadocia, where she came upon her aunt's recommendation in 1990.

She rented an old stone detached house in the town of Uchisar in Nevsehir province and renovated it. Turning the house into studio, she occasionally hosts her friends from Germany there.

"Many different (types of) beauty exist in Cappadocia…You have to be a poet to describe the beauty of this place. I depict the beauty of Cappadocia by drawing,” said Wegner, speaking to Anadolu Agency.

Cappadocia's aura and beauty are not found elsewhere in the world, she said.

"I travel a lot among the ‘fairy chimneys.' Every day, I find a mysterious new place. Sometimes my friends from Germany visit. I host them. They are also very impressed…The scenery and the story of this place are strong."

Wegner said she gets inspired by the riches that nature bestowed on Cappadocia while she is creating her artwork.

"I draw pictures of trees, because trees are very important to the world. In addition to brushes in different sizes, I sometimes use a piece of cloth and sometimes a clothes brush," she added.

Making various masks from waste materials as well as painting, Wegner also began preparations to stage a one-man theater play for tourists who come to the region during the summer months.

Recalling her aunt's words on Cappadocia, Wenger said: "I have traveled all over the world and the most beautiful place is Cappadocia."

"I wondered about Cappadocia and came here as a tourist. After staying for three weeks, I decided to settle here," she added.

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