Azerbaijan International
Spring 1995 (AI 3.1)
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Crisis in the Arts
Painting by Akbar Behkalam - "The Cello Player"

Painter Akbar Behkalam is from Tabriz and now lives in Berlin.
His wife, a German musician / physician was the inspiration for this painting. According to Behkalam, she becomes so engrossed while playing music that she almost embraces the instrument. "That's what I've tried to convey in this painting."