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DEBAUCHERY IN PICTURES WITH ELEGANT IMAGES Reverse painting on glass is an anceint form of art, which is applying paint to the back of a piece of glass, sometimes embellishing it with colourful glitter paper, telling the same stories forever, stories which you can view by turning the glass over and looking through it. A basilisk or an “Amentü boat” ( A boat figure made by the letters of Islamic prayer) are the most common figures of this art form. In Anatolian folklore, the reverse painted glass pictures were considered as talismans for good luck, therefore they could be found on store walls or inside the dowry chests of the brides. Mevlut Akyıldız is an artist that uses the same technique to tell ironic stories that are altogether far from the traditional reverse glass paintings. His humorous artworks are sometimes enriched by old frames with their faded gilts and unknown stories. Mevlut Akyıldız paintings on glass and paper, through multiple techniques, tell us about the Casanovas of our culture and how they treat their subjects of desire. As you know, Casanova is the greatest womanizer of history. In his collection, “Casanova’s Love Book”, Akyıldız’s paintings reflect the tragicomic stories of our Casanovas in a most humorous way The exhibition will be presented between 18th May and 18th June in Club Marvy. The visitors will enjoy a fun experience with the multilayered stories on glass of Casanova Kazım, the women he fell for and how hard he tried to win their hearts.

18.05.2018 - 04.06.2018

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