This drawing reflects the artist’s inspiration by the Arabic music and poetry. In this painting Akil chose to draw Maqam Nahawand (one of the melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music), to show us the romantic and passionate side that each person has within self.
This beautifully drawn maqam is loved by many for its ability to bear the feeling of happiness and nostalgia. Akil Ahmad builds each maqam on a scale, and carries a tradition that defines its habitual phrases, important notes, melodic development and modulation.
For Akil Ahmad, maqam is the captured moments turned by the movement and visual language. When drawing maqams, Akil takes us in a journey full of musical sounds and emotions.
You can buy this piece alone or as part of a set.
Medium: Ink on art paper with gold leaf.