On February 21, an artist, calligrapher and musician of Iranian origin from Paris, Bahman Panahi, will deliver a lecture and conduct a workshop in the Russian State Library with the support of the Ibn Sina Foundation. A book exposition by Sadra Publishing House will also take place during the event.
The meeting with Bahman Panahi will be devoted to “musicalligraphy” , which is the interaction of music and calligraphy in art.
Venue: Moscow, Mokhovaya st., 6-8 (Center for Oriental Literature of the Russian State Library)
Time: 18: 00-19: 30
Free admission. Prior registration required: https://leninka.timepad.ru/event/1253204/
Bahman Panahi was born in Iran in 1967 and was raised in the Persian culture. At a young age he began to study music (tar and setar) and calligraphy. After a while he realized that these two types of art complemented each other. He studied the art of calligraphy under the guidance of such respected experts as Golam-Hossein Amirkhani, Abdolla Foradi and Yadolla Kaboli, and he studied music under the supervision of Khushang Zarif, Ataulla Zahed Shirazi and Mohammed Reza Lotfi.
After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran, he continued his studies in France, at the School of Fine Arts in Valenciennes, and then at Sorbonne University. He defended his thesis on the interaction of music and calligraphy - “The Musicality of Lines and Dots” (2018), where he introduced the term “music calligraphy”.
Bahman Panahi participates in international calligraphy exhibitions, festivals and music concerts. He is currently teaching calligraphy in Paris.