Speeches Archive

Tuesday, 9th July 2013

Speech at the Bahram Alivandi exhibition opening in Brussels

The following speech was delivered at the opening of an exhibition of paintings by the famous Iranian artist Bahram Alivandi in the European Parliament in Brussels on 9 July.

In January 2008 an article appeared in France under the headline "A GREAT PAINTER IN EXILE". This was the perfect description of Bahran Alivandi, a great Iranian modernist painter who wove the themes of Persian mythology and the struggle between light and darkness into his wonderful and vibrant paintings and tapestries.