Around the World Under Glass


7 Foreword

10 Around the World Under Glass
Neveser Aksoy

35 Bibliography

38-241 Catalogue

41 European Countries

79 Asian Countries

129 African Countries

159 Countries of the Americas

171 Turkey

A certain commonality from one country to another is inevitably in the work of folk artists from a shared artistic tradition. The naïve and pure-hearted quality of folk art is born of a common life lived on the land, in close harmony with nature. Similarities and a shared tradition notwithstanding, the works created by folk artists are richly diverse.

Around the World Under Glass exhibition organized by the Pera Museum was an opportunity to view this startling diversity in works, created by reverse-glass painters. The exhibition was a result of the efforts of Neveser Aksoy, and included works from the Bortaçina, Genim and Suna and İnan Kıraç collections. Together they represented an unprecedented and unforgettable opportunity for Turkey and the world. The approximately 200 reverse glass paintings selected for the exhibition and catalogue revealed the similarities and differences across geography, and drew attention to the unusual work of Anatolian reverse-glass artists.

Date of Publication: 2005
Number of pages:  241
ISBN: 975-9123-08-8