Flutist playing the mizmar

Flutist playing the mizmar
  

         The Flutist playing the mizmar (Flautista tocando el mizmar) is an arabic painting of the XII century. It depicts a flutist playing a mizmar, a wind instrument of single or double reed. The contours are very marked, and it’s surprising, mostly, because the Arabs did not make images, and it is rare that this artwork exists. It is very simplified, reduced to the minimun to make it a recognizable figure, and the colors are also minimal.
The Arab art has no homogeneity. It adopts the art forms of the submitted countries, with the creation of several schools following evolution. Despite its many schools, retains common features. Sculpture and painting: Because Koranic precepts, the development of visual arts is prevented: sculpture and painting. Thus, iconic representations are minor arts and miniatures.


            In conclusion, this painting is a strange artwork in the Arab art that stands out the most to me why its traced is rough.
            It is in the Palacio islámico de Santa Clara, in the Museo de Santa Clara, Murcia, in Spain.

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