His English is effortless and his friendliness unfailing.
And it’s fair to say he doesn’t shy away from a challenge.
Bamyan province takes its name from Sanskrit word varmayana.
Today, the people of Bamiyan have something most Afghans envy: peace.As European artists continued to experiment with compositions and styles, eventually striving towards realism, they found the tempera formula too fast dying to manipulate the detail and precision they desired.Artists around the world began formulating oil paint recipes independently, using materials readily accessible in their region. With oil paint packaged and sealed in tin tubes to preserve its texture and consistency, artists were no longer confined to paint inside their studios, providing the possibility for painting.And that is a key component in Mohammad Reza Ibrahim’s plan.A newly discovered mural is one of many in 12 of Afghanistan's famed Bamian caves that show evidence of an oil-based binder.