Fez- There was a time when there was no difference between the artisan, the craftsman performing the most menial tasks and the artist who devoted himself to art. It was the Amien, Simon Marmion, who in 1449 painted and gilded the weather vanes of a turret in a large dock. Marmion was a painter of pictures that contemporary criticism likens to Memling. Marmion was a manuscripts illuminator of sumptuous quality.

Mohammed Mansouri is a visiting professor at University Hassan 1st Settat- Faculté Polydisciplinaire de Khouribga.