Maqam Nahawand 01


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This calligraphy reflects the artist’s inspiration by the Arabic music and poetry. In this musical calligraphy, 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 himself.

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 on 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.

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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