Maqam Hilal Al Saba 01 Musical Calligraphy

Akil Ahmad

USD 450.00
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Maqam Hilal Al Saba 01 musical calligraphy 


Akil Ahmad Transformed listening to music into a visual language. In his work, Akil wove music and Arabic calligraphy closely together. In this painting, Akil drew Maqam Hilal Al Saba, inspired by the musician Naseer Shamma.

The artist, through his visual art, builds each maqam on a scale and carries a tradition that defines its habitual phrases, important notes, melodic development, and modulation.  

He presents a type of drawing that is the definition of inspiration for music and Arabic poetry. For Akil Ahmad, maqam is the captured moments turned by the movement and visual language. By drawing maqams, he takes us on a journey full of sounds and emotions.

You can buy this piece alone or as part of a set.




  • Medium: Ink on art paper
  • Color: black and white
  • Size: 35 x 50 cm 
  • Calligraphy signed by artist
  • Can be purchased alone or as part of a set
  • Culture: Syria

Akil Ahmad

A devoted artist, Akil was born in 1988 in Syria. His passion for Arabic calligraphy began at a very young age. He has participated in several exhibitions worldwide and his artworks can be found in private collections in Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, USA, Austria, and Ireland. One of Akil’s famous artworks is based on Arabic musical ‘Maqams’, which means places, and converts them from their audio pattern to an optical shape. Akil Ahmad searches for a visual modern language for the letter.


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