Artist Yevgeny Y. Lanseray visited Turkey at the invitation of the ambassador S.I. Aralov in 1922. The first pages of Yevgeny Lanseray’s "A Summer in Ankara 1922", equipped with 62 black and white paintings, begin with the impressions of the Black Sea coast and Trabzon he traveled. Returning to Ankara, the second visit to the Black Sea region ends with Trabzon again. The fact that the city of Trabzon takes place both at the beginning and at the end of the artist's work is a sign of a symbolic perception. Turkey-Soviet Russia relations began to develop positively in 1922, it is a period that also experienced the diplomatic crisis. Therefore, Y. Lanseray, who sees Trabzon as a different city from Anatolia, reflects the unifying and conciliatory aspects of this city in his work.
Y.Y. Lanseray, Ankara, Soviet Russia, Trabzon, painting