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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | October 2021

Magzoid Magazine is a luxury magazine leading the creative space of the MENA region. The different genres covered by Magzoid Magazine include exceptional designs, arts & culture, interviews of influential business leaders and industry veterans, various creative and design aspects across different industry verticals, luxury lifestyle, fashion and jewelry brands, creative branding highlights from corporates, and many others. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment. The October issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork named ‘Determination’ by wildlife artist Amber Tyldesley celebrating World Animal Day. It also features an exclusive interview of H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams) and the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, ADIHEX 2021. Ain Dubai and Museum of the Future have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logos of Amazon and Google.

Magzoid Magazine is a luxury magazine leading the creative space of the MENA region. The different genres covered by Magzoid Magazine include exceptional designs, arts & culture, interviews of influential business leaders and industry veterans, various creative and design aspects across different industry verticals, luxury lifestyle, fashion and jewelry brands, creative branding highlights from corporates, and many others. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment.

The October issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork named ‘Determination’ by wildlife artist Amber Tyldesley celebrating World Animal Day. It also features an exclusive interview of H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams) and the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, ADIHEX 2021.

Ain Dubai and Museum of the Future have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logos of Amazon and Google.

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We are extremely excited to bring this edition of the

magazine to you. We have an amazing cover artwork

named ‘Determination’ by wildlife artist Amber Tyldesley

celebrating World Animal Day along with artists who

have shared their inspiring and empowering stories with us. We have

‘Leadership Talks’ featuring H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of

Sharjah Media City (Shams), and have covered Abu Dhabi International

Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, ADIHEX 2021.

There is The Designer’s Corner showcasing luxurious watches, jewelry,

fashion & lifestyle, and brand logos. There is a showcase of breathtaking

photographs and artworks in addition to art news, art facts,

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Contents

14-15

World

Animal Day

16-19

Cover Story

22-25

10-11

20-21

30-31

38-39

46-47

52-53

Animal Art

By Amber Tyldesley

Leadership Talks

H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa

Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams)

Inspire & Empower - Artist Stories

Gillie and Mark | 10-11

Elyasaf Maymon | 20-21

Jess Bell | 30-31

Manasse Rampino | 38-39

Anastasia Trusova | 46-47

Mignon Zakuga | 52-53

34-37

Grand Opening

28-29

Architecture

65-73

The

Designer's

Corner"

ADIHEX 2021

48-49

Art News 12|27|55|62

Picture Story 13|19|26|54|76

Artists in Focus 44|45

Artist Exhibition 50|51

Art Facts 56|57

Featured Artworks 58|60

Games 59

Featured Photographs 61

Crossword 63

Brand Logos 74

Trivia 77

43

World

Teacher's Day

Art and

Children

32|33

Pop Art 40|41

World Post Day 42

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The

Artistic Duo -

By Gillie and Mark

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“We are two people working as one, with

a single vision — something no one else is

doing in art,” says Gillie and Marc

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Creating some of the

world’s most innovative

public sculptures,

Gillie and Marc are

redesigning what public

art should be, spreading messages

of love, equality, and conservation

around the world. Referred to by the

media as “the world’s most loving

artists”, this artistic duo has worked

side by side for over 28 years.

The artists are best known

for their beloved characters,

Rabbitwoman and Dogman, who

tell the autobiographical tale of

two opposites coming together

to become best friends and soul

mates. Gillie and Marc believe that

art is a powerful platform to speak

about love and diversity, and hence,

the Rabbit and the Dog, which is

an unlikely relationship, stand for

diversity and acceptance through

love. Their art is multi-disciplinary,

paying homage to the importance

of togetherness, as well as the

magnificence of the natural world,

and the necessity of preserving it –

for we are it, and it is us.

They are eco-warriors

and use their artistic

creativity and carvedout

sculptures to raise

awareness and promote

conservation for the wellbeing

of the environment

around us.

Gillie and Marc are eco-warriors

and use their artistic creativity

and carved-out sculptures to

raise awareness and promote

conservation for the well-being of

the natural environment around

us. They have created the world's

largest animal sculptures of some

of the most endangered animals in

the world and have played an active

part in celebrating inspirational

women around the world, reaching

for gender equality through art. With

their international project Statues For

Equality, they increased the number

of female faces in public sculptures

around the world, elevating the

success of these women and

creating tangible change for gender

equality.

Their magnificent sculptures

and paintings are present in art

galleries and public sites in over

250 cities. They have won the

Allens People’s Choice Award

at Sydney’s iconic Sculpture by

the Sea on two occasions as well

as the Kids’ Choice Award in the

same year. They’re Archibald Prize

finalists and have won the Biennale

di Chianciano in Italy, among other

notable awards and accolades.

- feature@magzoid.com

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Abu Dhabi Art launches

an initiative to support the evolving

UAE art scene

Abu Dhabi Art

announced the

establishment of the

Friends of Abu Dhabi

Arts-an initiative to

promote a new model of public

cultural philanthropy and help

support the vibrant arts ecosystem

of the UAE through Abu Dhabi

Arts. The Friends of Abu Dhabi

Art, the first group of more than 40

professional art enthusiasts started

this year and will support the

Abu Dhabi Art Beyond: Emerging

Artists, which is curated by guest

curators Sam Bardaouil and Till

Fellrath.

Anyone looking to actively

support artists and the art

ecosystem in the UAE can

apply to join the initiative via the

webpage as well. All members

are required to pay an annual fee

for membership, with funds raised

enabling the commissioning of new

artworks through Abu Dhabi Art.

Keystone members will act as an

advisory group for Friends of Abu

Dhabi Art, overseen by co-heads,

Nadine Maalouf, Co-Founder of 81

Designs and Nadia Sehweil, CEO

of Bodytree Wellness.

Benefits for membership include

opportunities to attend private talks

by appointed curators and artists,

as well as artist studio visits and

events, private tours at the Abu

Dhabi Art Fair in November and the

commissioning of new work in Abu

Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Art announced that

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

will commission emerging UAE

artists to create three new works;

Hashel Al Lamki, Maitha Abdalla

and Christopher Benton’s Beyond:

Emerging Artists will be exhibited

at the exhibition in November.

Anyone looking to

actively support artists

and the art ecosystem

in the UAE can apply to

join the initiative via

the webpage as well.

The annual Abu Dhabi Art Project

was selected as the first initiative

supported by the Friends of Art in

Abu Dhabi this year, marking the

future cooperation with emerging

and established artists in the UAE.

The upcoming exhibition will

be open to the public in Manarat

Al Saadiyat from Wednesday,

November 17 to Sunday,

November 21, 2021.

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World

Animal

Day

World Animal Day is

globally celebrated

on October 4 as the

celebration day of

Francis of Assisi,

the patron saint of animals. It is a

global social movement that seeks

to raise the status of animals to

improve welfare standards. Animal

lovers from across the world show

their compassion on the day for

the animals who cannot speak for

themselves by giving them a voice.

Celebrating world animal day

embraces the animals’ welfare

movement, and makes the

world a better place for them to

survive. Increased education and

awareness can create a change

in the world where animals are

recognized as sensitive beings

and full respect and love is always

paid to their welfare. It is dedicated

to educating humans on how their

actions make an impact on the

animals and create awareness on

World animal day

was first celebrated

by cytologist Heinrich

Zimmermann on 24

March 1925 in Berlin,

Germany. Then it was

shifted to 4th October

in 1929.

the protection of animals all over

the world.

World animal day was first

celebrated by cytologist Heinrich

Zimmermann on 24 March 1925

in Berlin, Germany. Then it was

shifted to 4th October in 1929.

World Animal Day 2021 theme is

forest and livelihoods: sustaining

people and the planet.

Animals help us to keep a natural

balance and accompany us in

both work and play. By increasing

awareness and education we can

increase the standards of animal

welfare all over the world.

All animals play an important

part in environmental protection

and human wellness. Schools

and colleges arrange visual

displays with wildlife information.

Organizations and supporters

connect and organize events to

raise funds for animals.

Here are some ideas on how we

can celebrate world animal day:

1. Donate anything for animals to

non-profit organizations

2. Make your time at a local shelter

or animal sanctuary.

3. Educate yourself about animals.

4. Show concern to animals.

5. Avoid harmful products to

animals.

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Animal Art

By Amber Tyldesley

- Exclusive to Magzoid

"I want my pieces

to be bold, capable

of celebrating the

incredible beauty of

the natural world,” says

Amber Tyldesley

Amber Tyldesley is a

27-year-old wildlife artist

from Warrington in the

UK. She graduated from

the University of Liverpool in 2015

with first-class honours in English,

and has since begun to pursue her

passion for the arts professionally.

Working predominantly in acrylics,

her artwork derives from a

fascination with the intricate details,

textures and colours found within

the natural world.

Having received no formal art

training, her work has evolved

in an entirely self-taught manner

since launching her career. Her

high-impact sections highlight a

surprising level of detail and show

a special interest in the interaction

between light and dark. Amber

often incorporates high-gloss resin

into her work as the final step in

her process. She finds that resin

heightens the colours and contrasts

of the artwork in addition to giving a

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distinctive contemporary finish.

“Acrylics are my chosen medium.

Despite remaining curious and

experimenting with new techniques,

I have yet to find another medium

that lends itself quite as well to the

detailed, layered approach to my

wildlife work. The animal kingdom

offers unlimited inspiration. From

familiar favourites such as tigers and

lions to less-represented species

like pangolins and okapis, I find

every species has a story to tell

and intriguing set of behaviours

to reveal. Whatever the subject

may be, I want my pieces to be

bold- capable of celebrating the

incredible beauty of the natural

world,” says Amber.

Amber has been a finalist in

the David Shepherd Wildlife

Foundation ‘Wildlife Artist of the

Year’ competition for the past

“I find every species has a story to

tell and intriguing set of behaviours

to reveal.

three consecutive years, receiving

highly-commended awards from the

judging panel on each occasion.

Her jaguar piece ‘Closing In’ was

also voted the ‘People’s Choice’

winner in the 2019 competition.

Amber was selected as the David

Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s

first ‘Artist of the Month’ during

July 2020, with sales raising over

£2000.00 for the charity during

this time.

Supporting conservation efforts

remains at the heart of her work,

and over the past three years

artwork sales have raised over

£9000.00 for projects across Africa

and Asia. She views her art as a

way to connect with unfamiliar and

endangered species, and to in turn

raise awareness for their precarious

position within the world.

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PICTURE STORY

PHOTO BY JEET DHANOA ON UNSPLASH

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Nature in

art

By Elyasaf Maymon

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“Our creations are influential, so keep

creating,” says Elyasaf Maymon

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Elyasaf Maymon is an

artist based in Israel who

specializes in realistic

acrylic paintings. His

work aims to examine our

relationship with nature. Nature in

art can take many visual forms,

from photorealism to abstraction.

Art can mimic nature, by seeking

to visually replicate objects as

they actually appear in real life.

There are many different ways to

approach the subject of nature in

art. Art can open our eyes to the

intricacy and beauty of the natural

world. It can be a challenging

His greatest inspiration

is nature that he finds

around the world.

Currently he is working

on a series of beautiful

paintings from India

and Nepal where he

has toured.

piece expressing our complex

human connection to nature but

that is the beauty of it.

In these hyperreal, digital times,

it is easy to forget that we are

susceptible to natural forces.

Art can help us become more

conscious of our true relationship

with nature. Elyasaf studied for a

period of time at Bezalel institution

but his big development began

from his own independent learning

and research.

His greatest inspiration is nature

that he finds around the world.

Currently he is working on a series

of beautiful paintings from India

and Nepal where he has toured.

Elyasaf is most proud of the fact

that he is able to touch people

with his art. Creating art requires

us to open our own hearts, be

vulnerable and share the truth of

who we are but once someone

connects to this art, the feeling is

immensely rewarding.

Most of us know the feeling of

being moved by a work of art,

whether it is a song, a play, a

poem, a novel or a painting. When

we are touched, we are moved; we

are transported to a new place that

is, nevertheless, strongly rooted

in a physical experience, in our

bodies. Elyasaf’s message to other

artist is that “our creations are

influential, so keep creating”.

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H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa

Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams)

has targeted at creating Sharjah as the first media hub for innovative facilities and

services and to help small businesses set up in a very cost-efficient manner. Under

his leadership, Shams has become the quickest growing media free zone in the UAE.

They also provide support and opportunities across 120 business license activities

with facilities, legal framework, general and logistical services to investors. Here is

H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa’s interview with Magzoid where he talks about the

initiatives of Shams and what all we can look out for from them.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

You have prominently

established yourself as a

successful executive. We

would like to know about

your very first step in the

corporate world.

As an entrepreneur, I tried many

different ventures of which some of

them succeeded and some didn’t.

But it was only after completing

my studies in the UK that I got a

lot of ideas that could be applied

to the UAE. It was the time that the

internet had started to boom and

there were a lot of new companies

which were succeeding and getting

good publicity. From there, I came

back to the UAE and tried to venture

into businesses but it was also the

time financial crisis hit us due to

which I had to move to Abu Dhabi

to join another company. While I

was there, I was approached by

Sharjah to head the Sharjah TV

Station under the Sharjah Media

Corporation. So I returned and got

my ideas implemented. Sharjah

TV got a lot of support from the

leadership and the teams working

in Sharjah Media Corporation. While

working there, I met new people and

new companies in the media and

creative sector and learned about

them. That’s when I realized that we

need to create a platform in Sharjah

for companies who have ideas and

abilities for the industry. This took

me back to my entrepreneurial

ambitions where I wanted to create

something new for the people.

The risk taking spirit has helped

me come so far, and now I am into

taking more calculated risks.

Would you like to talk a bit about

your educational background?

I got my Ph.D. in

Telecommunications Engineering

and a Master’s degree in

Communication Systems and Signal

Processing from the University of

Bristol in the United Kingdom and

also obtained my Bachelor’s degree

in Telecommunications Engineering

from Khalifa University in the UAE.

What kind of companies do you

plan on hosting with Shams?

When we started, we were looking

into how technology has affected

the industry. We never thought about

having anchor tenants; we wanted

to target the individual and creative

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person. A person can be a good

talker but not a good marketer, and

supporting them with the necessary

services so that they can excel was

our main focus. For the creative and

hardworking people, we wanted to

create a platform. Joining hands

with people from different fields

who don’t have to start from scratch

and become the launching platform

for the companies was our main

goal. As we always promoted

going digital, we were ready for

the pandemic before it came. By

being adaptive we didn’t face many

issues in 2020. Since the rise in

competition, thinking differently was

our prime focus

What are the new initiatives and

projects coming up from Shams

to boost the incoming wave of

entrepreneurship?

Our goals at Shams have

always revolved around making

entrepreneurship accessible and

inspire business development. We

aim to be a catalyst for the success

of business ventures in the emirate

SHAMS INTRODUCED

A GROUND-BREAKING

SERVICE IN THE

BUSINESS SECTOR – THE

VIRTUAL OFFICE, WHICH

ALLOWS STARTUPS AND

SMALL AND MEDIUM

ENTERPRISES (SMES)

TO LAUNCH THEIR

BUSINESSES WITHOUT

NEEDING TO RENT A

PHYSICAL OFFICE.

– with a particular focus on media

and creative industries, but also

beyond. We have seen the vast

potential and tremendous room for

growth that entrepreneurs have in

the Emirate of Sharjah. Indeed, our

own member companies include

many ambitious ventures that

were set up by new entrepreneurs

and business owners, supported

by the affordable, efficient, and

sustainability-driven licensing

model we have created. Shams

offers aspiring entrepreneurs

affordable company setup options;

a streamlined, quick, and simple

online registration process; 100%

foreign ownership; 100% repatriation

of capital and profits; and 0%

corporate or personal income tax.

Taking it a step further, Shams

introduced a ground-breaking

service in the business sector –

the Virtual Office, which allows

startups and small and medium

enterprises (SMEs) to launch their

businesses without needing to rent

a physical office. The new service

allows for cutting costs significantly,

encouraging innovators and

creators to provide their service and

easily operate in the market.

What challenges do you feel is

the current SME segment facing

and how is Shams committed to

facilitating them?

As with every sector, the

COVID-19 pandemic accounts for

a large portion of the challenges

facing the startup and SMEs

sector. The pandemic has brought

restrictions on everything from

travel and networking, to funding

in some cases. And now as the

world emerges from the crisis and

things slowly get back to normal,

a new normal has taken shape,

making it necessary for all of us to

adapt – and startups and SMEs

are uniquely agile and equipped to

handle change. For the media and

creative industries, in particular, the

pandemic has pushed the industry

into a direction where digital media

is dominant.

How does Shams facilitate and

plan of promoting the creative

industries of arts, culture, music,

filming, etc?

Shams has launched many

initiatives over the years that

sought to support the creative

industries in the emirate. Our

most notable partnerships and

collaborations in that regard include

our sponsorship of Sharjah Art

Foundation’s Sharjah Film Platform,

which Shams supported as the film

industry partner. Our partnership

with the platform aims to provide

opportunities for Emirati youth to

nurture their creative talents and

skills. We also took part in the

Sharjah International Film Festival

for Children and Youth to support

young and budding talents within

the media industry. On a different

note, Shams has launched bold

and often ground-breaking creative

and media projects, most recent of

which was the film ‘218’, produced

as part of the UAE Entertainment

Experience initiative, which

allowed the audience to take part

in making the film. ‘218’ is the first

crowdsourced film in the Arab

world.

Would you like to comment upon

the technological infrastructure

and Shams’s involvement

in promoting innovation in

technology?

There is no doubt that technology

plays a prominent role in various

sectors, and this is especially true

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SHAMS IS COMMITTED TO

WORKING WITH OUR MANY

AND DIVERSE PARTNERS

TO DRIVE OUR MISSION TO

POSITION SHARJAH MEDIA

CITY AND THE EMIRATE

OF SHARJAH AS A WHOLE

AT THE FORE OF THE

NATIONAL, REGIONAL, AND

GLOBAL MEDIA INDUSTRY.

SHAMS HAS ALSO SIGNED

AN MOU WITH THE

MINISTRY OF FINANCE TO

FACILITATE THE EXCHANGE

OF INFORMATION FOR

TAX PURPOSES, AS

PART OF THE UAE'S TAX

AGREEMENTS.

for media. Shams provides an

integrated electronic platform where

all of its services can be availed,

including making cash deposits and

conducting all transactions from the

convenience of users’ homes.

We are also thoroughly invested

in upskilling media professionals

to hone their technological

capacities and know-how. Shams

Media Services, our commercial

arm, entered into a strategic

partnership with Omnis Media,

which specializes in developing

and managing digital media and

marketing solutions, to develop

and operate the Omnis Influencers

digital platform for the UAE and

the world. Shams Media Services

is still working with Omnis Media

to develop the platform with the

help of some of the best local and

international experts in this field.

We aim to coach a new generation

of social media influencers, offering

them accredited academic, training,

and professional programs. Our

participation in Seamless 2020

as an official sponsor allowed 12

companies registered with Shams

to showcase their technological and

digital products and services. In

the same vein, Shams recently

launched a virtual series titled

Shams Talks – an interactive digital

initiative that aims to tackle many

important topics for discussion to

develop the business and media

environment. We have made

tangible progress in our efforts to

strengthen the video game sector in

the UAE, where we have partnered

with influential stakeholders to

promote this promising sector in the

UAE and the region in partnership

with various stakeholders.

A major strength of UAE is its

vivid and diversified form of

partnerships that it holds both

locally and internationally. Would

you like to comment upon a few

of your remarkable business

partnerships?

Shams is committed to working

with our many and diverse

partners to drive our mission

to position Sharjah Media City

and the Emirate of Sharjah

as a whole at the fore of the

national, regional, and global

media industry. Shams has

also signed an MoU with the

Ministry of Finance to facilitate

the exchange of information

for tax purposes, as part of the

UAE's tax agreements. Moving

forward, Sharjah Media City

will consistently provide tax

information to the Ministry of

Finance to support the UAE’s

efforts to avoid double taxation.

We are committed to cooperating

with ministries and government

entities in the UAE to drive

sustainable development and help

grow the national economy. While

we’re on the subject of finance,

Shams also entered into an

agreement with Mashreq Bank

to support small and medium

enterprises (SMEs) in the Emirate

of Sharjah.

Mashreq Bank has pledged

to help tackle one of the biggest

challenges facing SMEs – opening

a business account for their

companies. The MoU allows

SMEs located in Sharjah Media

City to open an account in the

digital bank NEOBiz to start their

business. Shams has also built

academic partnerships, including

our agreement with Skyline

University College to offer more than

AED 2 million in scholarships.

What are your plans on behalf of

Shams for the much-awaited Expo

2020?

We always find the best in class

in their respective fields. At the

Expo, we are going to look into

what each country is going to offer

and present. We want to utilize and

adopt the creative ones that have

already got results proven, here in

the media and creative sector.

What message do you have for

our readers?

I hope people enjoy reading the

interview and let’s all meet at

Expo 2020.

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ART | NEWS

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Brooklyn Museum

to showcase The Obama Portrait

The portraits of former

President Barack Obama

by Kehinde Wiley

and former First Lady

Michelle Obama by

Amy Sherald have arrived at the

Brooklyn Museum. The museum

will now open an exhibition titled

The Obama Portraits for public.

The exhibition will run for eight

weeks in New York as part of a

five-city US tour organised by the

Smithsonian’s National Portrait

Gallery in Washington, DC,

providing communities across the

nation the chance to view these

popular works.

“The Obama portraits are

significant from both a cultural and

artistic point of view,” says Eugenie

Tsai, the Brooklyn Museum’s senior

curator for contemporary art. “These

representations commemorate the

“These representations

commemorate the

first Black President

and First Lady with

likenesses by two of

the most innovative

painters practicing

today, who are also

the first Black artists

to be commissioned by

the National Portrait

Gallery”

first Black President and First Lady

with likenesses by two of the most

innovative painters practicing today,

who are also the first Black artists to

be commissioned by the National

Portrait Gallery to paint presidential

portraits.”

Presidential portraits are

traditionally laden with symbols to

suggest the character and values

of the sitter. Wiley and Sherald

continued this tradition, painting

their subjects with less formality than

previous portraits.

Wiley also referenced the

former president’s heritage with

chrysanthemums (the official flower

of Obama’s hometown of Chicago),

jasmine (a nod to his childhood in

Hawaii), and African blue lilies in

honor of his Kenyan father.

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ARCHITECTURE

Architecture

The Art of

Designing & Building

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Architecture is an art form

that reflects how we

present ourselves across

the earth’s landscape,

and, like other

expressive mediums, it changes

with styles, technologies, and

cultural adaptations. Architecture

not only provides worldly needs of

shelter, workspace, and storage

but also represents human ideals

in buildings like courthouses,

government buildings, and places

of worship.

In the past, architects were

always seen as the ultimate artists,

visualizing imaginary buildings and

places deep within the recesses

of their imagination and teasing

them out in paint or pencil. Only

then could they begin the process

of drawing how the building

could be assembled and brought

to reality through an elaborate

collaboration with craftsmen. They

drew upon their visual experiences,

knowledge of human nature, and

understanding of physics to bring

to fruition wondrous places: places

that impacted not only the way we

lived our daily lives but the very

development of our culture—and

ultimately our civilization.

Traditional architecture has

survived thousands of years in one

form or another, while contemporary

design offers new approaches

in how we use materials and

technology to shape the look of our

environment.

Art and architecture have a

deep connection that unites

them through their design, their

Art and architecture

have a deep

connection that

unites them through

their design, their

designer, and their

meanings.

designer, and their meanings.

Both are created using the same

organizing principles, the same

visual elements, and the same

engagement of the senses. Art and

architecture both have meaning.

They are simultaneously expressive

and communicative. The artist

shapes an object to visually express

a complex set of ideas, and the

audience receives that expression.

Architects create livable or usable

spaces, but their architectural

structures are also significant

beyond their functionality.

Today, an architectural office is

a scene of flickering screens and

humming computers, endlessly

energetic tools for the creation of

buildings. Though technology aids

the progress and efficiency of a

building, the art in architecture still

remains.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Photorealistic

art

By Jess Bell

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“Even if it is only

15-20 minutes a day,

keep painting”, says

Jess Bell.

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Jess Bell is an American

artist who follows the

trends of photo realistic

art. She enjoys painting

realistic seascapes and

has been practicing art since she

could remember.

Jess took every art class in high

school that built her foundation

and propelled her to go on to a

university specializing in art. It

was in her final year of graduation

that she was able to rediscover

her passion through oil painting.

Later, she decided to become

a teacher and only got the

time to paint in her free time.

In the following years art had

“It always makes me

feel extremely proud

that somebody else sees

value in what I am

creating and wants to

hang it on their walls

and look at it

every day!”.

taken a backseat for Jess

as she attended to her other

responsibilities of looking after her

very young children. However, in

2019 she finally decided to get

back to her passion and started

painting again. She presented her

artwork in two art walks in shore

towns which was a pleasant new

experience. Now her work hangs

in a beautifully curated shore

town gallery that has many local

coastal seemed artists.

Jess loves the fact that people

choose her art to hang in their

homes out of the numerous

beautiful paintings in the world. “It

always makes me feel extremely

proud that somebody else sees

value in what I am

creating and wants

to hang it on their

walls and look at

it every day!”,

she says.

Art has a lot

of scientific

elements of

cause and

effect. Jess

specifically

observes

this as she

watches her

kids create

with little

directions

and finds it

amazing how

they are able

to create such different pieces

with the same theme or tools. It's

truly phenomenal how the same

medium can produce widely

contrasting products through art.

It is vital to find an audience that

genuinely enjoys your artwork.

Her greatest inspiration is her

family and nature. Her message

to other artists is to always keep

painting or creating! “Even if it is

only 15-20 minutes a day, keep

painting”, she says.

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ART FOR CHILDREN

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How important

is Art for

CHILDREN'S education?

Society functions in such a

way now, that majority of

the manual and technical

jobs that were done

by people before can

be done by machines. The main

demand nowadays lies in creativity

and innovation which is vital in

today’s world. Just like mathematics

or science teaches problem-solving

skills, art teaches children to think

outside of the box.

Art creates different ways for

children to experience the world.

It is a way in which they can

express themselves vibrantly

and colorfully. It helps to process

emotions and experiences. When

creating a piece, the decision of

what medium to use or what colors

to mix is entirely upon one’s own

choice and preference. There

is no right and wrong in art. Art

education helps improve decisionmaking

and boosts self-confidence

which makes children feel more

self-assured as they learn about

what appeals to them which

directly influences how their final

product looks. It is a way in which

they can constantly challenge

and understand themselves

better leading to children being

outstanding self-learners.

There may be a lot of effort and

patience involved in creating art

which improves their focus and

perseverance. There are many

instances when quitting seems

much easier but practicing

art makes them realize that

perseverance pays off. This

mindset will certainly matter as they

Art helps

children to develop

knowledge, skills,

understanding of

the basics, through

which they can extend

their imagination and

innovatively create their

interpretation of the

world.

grow, especially while developing a

career where they are more likely to

continually develop new skills and

work through difficult projects.

Studying arts also helps

improve academic performance,

not just through creativity, but

improves learning in areas like

math and science as well as the

literary field. Art helps children to

develop knowledge, skills, and

an understanding of the basics,

through which they can extend

their imagination and innovatively

create their interpretation of the

world. Art indeed helps children

with the development of motor

skills, language skills, social skills,

decision making, risk-taking,

creativity and so much more

which positively impacts their

development.

Art education also fosters

collaboration and group learning.

As students work together, they

learn to understand differences and

diversity and realize the ways that

teamwork contributes to a great

performance. By also teaching

students how to live and work

together, art contributes to making

schools safer and a more peaceful

learning environment.

Arts integration in schools can

revive the golden learning era

and improve students’ lives for

the better as they develop a much

stronger sense of self-identity and

confidence in their ability to grow in

the world around them.

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EXPO 2020

EXPO 2020

OPENING CEREMONY

UNITES MILLIONS

AROUND WORLD

A glittering line-up of stars helped welcome

the world to Expo 2020 Dubai, decorating an

Opening Ceremony that will be remembered

forever by the 3,000-strong audience, as well

as the millions across the globe who tuned in to

virtually view the eagerly awaited event.

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With the golden ring

of connectivity – the

inspiration for the

Expo 2020 Dubai

logo – raised to the

trellis of the magnificent Al Wasl

Plaza, the beating heart of the Expo

site and the spectacular setting

for the captivating ceremony, the

most inclusive World Expo ever was

officially underway.

In addition to music from some

of the most influential artists on the

planet and a beautiful live orchestra,

a sensory overload of powerful

visuals was beamed across Al Wasl

Plaza’s dome, the world’s largest

360-degree projection screen. More

than 3,000 lighting fixtures, 1,000

speakers, 1,300 costumes and

buckets of passion and emotion

from every one of the 1,000-plus

participating performers and

volunteers also contributed to a

one-of-a-kind spectacle of masterful

artistic collaboration.

The flags of Expo’s 192

participating nations, revealed via a

domino effect as flags were opened

one by one, was a proud and

visually stunning moment that also

signified a reawakening of the world.

It was celebrated tenor Andrea

Bocelli who brought the house

down, rounding off the night’s

electrifying proceedings with one

of his all-time classics, The Prayer,

its lyrics of human connection

crescendoing into the grand finale.

Before that, chart-topping British

vocalist Ellie Goulding belted out

a resounding, uplifting version of

Anything Can Happen; Andra Day

enraptured the audience with Rise

Up; Chinese concert pianist Lang

Lang wowed with his wizardry;

and four-time Grammy winning

singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo,

together with renowned Saudi

singer Mohammed Abdu, sang

John Legend’s powerful If You’re

Out There? with its potent lyrics

imploring the world to join together.

Other highlights included the

official Expo song, This Is Our Time,

sung by Arab artists Hussain Al

Jassmi, Almas and Mayssa Karaa,

while Emirati singing sensation

Ahlam Alshamsi completed the

formidable regional line-up. The

artistic prowess of Oscar-winning

composer A.R. Rahman’s all-women

ensemble, the Firdaus Orchestra,

comprising 50 musicians from

across the Arab world, also proved

a pivotal part of the ceremony’s

inspiring journey.

A feeling of warmth, respect,

togetherness and camaraderie was

palpable throughout the celebration,

which also demonstrated that

the world is primed and ready to

re-embrace live events. The stage is

now set for Expo 2020 Dubai to host

the biggest cultural gathering in the

world, presenting a visually striking

and emotionally inspiring 182 days,

as more than 200 participants

including nations, multilateral

organisations, businesses, and

educational institutions, as well

as millions of visitors – create the

largest and most diverse World

Expo ever.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

POP

art

By Manasse

Rampino

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“Be patient with

yourself and your

time will come,” says

Manasse Rampino

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Manasse Rampino is

an Italian artist based

in the UAE who

specializes in Pop

artistry. Pop art got its

name from Lawrence Alloway, who

was a British critic in the 1950s. The

form was well-liked for its daring

easy appearance and its bright and

vivacious colors.

Manasse developed his artistic

career in Dubai with an exhibition

which was a turning point in his

career. The exhibition led him

to receive some proposals for

galleries, collaborations with clubs

and restaurants, master classes, live

performances, and commissions.

The appreciation and love he

received from the people were his

push to not give up and motivated

him to keep going further.

It all started during the pandemic

or rather restarted during the

pandemic. He wanted to create

something funny and so changed

his style and started creating pop

art with vibrant and fluorescent

colors. “I like to take inspiration

from classical art. I love the plastic

and theatrical poses of renaissance

painting; I find them fascinating

and mysterious. I try to explore the

different themes in my paintings,

which range from fashion, cartoon,

cinema, nature and classic icons,”

he says.

His paintings portray a pleasant

nostalgia. Through his artworks, he

wishes to remind people that we

can be happy and carefree just like

how were during our childhood. He

feels most exhilarated when he sees

people happy and satisfied with his

works.

He follows the trends of fashion

icons, cartoons, and graffiti.

His paintings portray

a pleasant nostalgia.

Through his artworks,

he wishes to remind

people that we can be

happy and carefree just

like how were during

our childhood.

Manasse's message to his fellow

artists is, “Live your dream, the

people around you will appreciate

it.” He believes art is something

no one ever should give up on.

Be patient with yourself and your

time will come. To know more

about his latest works, visit www.

manasserampino.com

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Pop Art

Movement

Pop art is an art

movement that emerged

in the United Kingdom and

the United States during

the 1950s. The movement

presented a challenge to traditions

of fine art by including visuals

from popular and mass culture, such

as comic books, advertising and

mundane mass-produced objects.

One of its aims is to use images of

popular culture in art, emphasizing

the banal or kitschy elements of

any culture, most often through the

use of irony. It is also associated

with the artists' use of mechanical

means of reproduction or rendering

techniques.

The importance of pop art is that it

made art accessible to the masses,

not just to the elite. As the style

drew inspiration from commercial

figures and cultural moments, the

work was recognized and respected

among the general public. Finally,

there was an art form that felt not

only pertinent but accessible to

everyone. In some respects, Pop Art

was ‘art for the people’.

Pop art is widely interpreted as

a reaction to the then-dominant

ideas of abstract expressionism,

as well as an expansion of those

ideas. Pop art and minimalism are

considered to be art movements

that precede postmodern art, or are

some of the earliest examples of

postmodern art themselves.

Following the popularity of

the Abstract Expressionists, Pop's

reintroduction of identifiable imagery

was a major shift for the direction

of modernism. The subject matter

became far from traditional "high

Perhaps owing to

the incorporation of

commercial images, Pop

art has become one of

the most recognizable

styles of modern art.

art" themes of morality, mythology,

and classic history; rather, Pop

artists celebrated commonplace

objects and people of everyday

life, in this way seeking to elevate

popular culture to the level of

fine art. Perhaps owing to the

incorporation of commercial images,

Pop art has become one of the most

recognizable styles of modern art.

Pop Art is often characterized

by bold colours, particularly the

primary colours: red, blue and

yellow. The colours were usually

bright and similar to your typical

comic strip palette. These colours

weren’t used to represent the artist’s

inner world or self as they so often

did in previous, classical art forms,

but reflected the vibrant, popular

culture around them.

One of the things that made Pop

Art so unique was the fact that it

chose to focus on such ‘real’ and

relevant subject matter, a decision

which Modernist critics openly

abhorred. Pop Artists blurred the

lines between ‘low’ and ‘high’ art by

bridging the gap between popular

culture and classical art, redefining

the traditional parameters of what

constitutes art and what it means to

be an artist.

Popular Pop artists today include

the likes of Neo-Pop artist Jeff

Koons, the iconic Alex Katz and the

immersive, Japanese visual artist

Yayoi Kusama. Many contemporary

Pop Artists continue to keep the

movement not just alive but

thriving.

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WORLD POST DAY

World Post Day is

celebrated on 9th

October to signify

the anniversary of

the establishment of

the Universal Postal Union in 1874.

The main motive behind World

Post Day was to create awareness

about the use of the postal sector

in people’s lives and businesses

every day and their participation

in the social and economic

development of countries. The

celebration inspires members

of the community to manage

programs and activities focused on

creating a wider awareness of the

post’s position among the public

and media on a nationwide scale.

More than 150 countries admire

this day in a variety of ways every

year. In certain countries, world

post day is mentioned as a

working holiday. Events are

organized to introduce or support

new postal products and services

by many posts.

Many activities involve the

display of world post day posters in

post offices and at public places,

free days at post offices, mail

centers, and postal museums,

valuable conferences, seminars,

and workshops, as well as cultural,

sport, and other entertaining

activities. Many postal authorities

publish special remembrances

such as T-shirts and badges.

Here are some world post day

activities to do:

Surprise someone with a letter:

It is an old-fashioned way to

honor our shared postal heritage

It is an old-fashioned

way to honor our

shared postal heritage

nowadays. As of now

we mostly communicate

online, and sending a

letter surprisingly will

be a unique way.

nowadays. As of now we mostly

communicate online, and sending

a letter surprisingly will be a unique

way. An individual will have a

surprise letter in the mail.

Thank a mail carrier: Mail

carriers come to our houses nearby

every day. We shall take some time

to introduce ourselves and thank

them for the services they are

providing.

Postal services all over the

world played an essential role in

spreading out to people during the

pandemic. Life-saving medicines

and protective equipment were

delivered on time in the faraway

areas. World Post Day is a big

event to honor postal operators,

workers, and everyone who is

helping in delivering mail.

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World

Teacher's Day

WORLD TEACHER'S DAY

World Teachers'

Day presents an

opportunity to elevate

teachers in ways that

build respect for

the people and

profession.

No matter where you are

in the world, chances

are that you’ve had

a teacher that you

still remember for the

positive impact that they made in

your life—someone that helped you

finally grasp a challenging concept

or experience a learning moment

that defined your classroom

experience.

World Teacher’s Day is celebrated

on 5th October every year to

admire the adoption of the 1966

International Labour Organization

and the United Nations Educational,

Scientific and Cultural Organization

support regarding the rights and

responsibilities of teachers as

well as international standards

for their initial preparation and

further education, recruitment,

employment, teaching and learning

conditions. The suggestion sets a

standard regarding the rights and

responsibilities of teachers. This

will result in improving the quality of

education.

The theme of World Teachers Day

2021 is Teachers: Leading in Crisis,

re-imagining the future. This theme

is presented by the United Nations

concerning their strong-minded

and hard-working efforts in crucial

stages of the covid-19 pandemic.

Teachers uplift the next

generation of global citizens by

passing on knowledge, values,

and ethics — vital ingredients of a

healthy functioning society.

World Teachers' Day presents

an opportunity to elevate teachers

in ways that build respect for the

people and profession. The day

highlights the need to support,

provide for, and empower teachers

as the world community works

toward sustainable societies and

quality education for all.

Teacher’s day is an occasion

that pays tribute to teachers and

tends to resolve some of the

issues regarding the profession

and to attract the brightest young

minds towards their profession.

Everyone can help by celebrating

the profession, by generating

awareness about teacher issues,

by ensuring that teacher respect is

part of the natural order of things.

Take the opportunity to discuss,

compare, learn, argue, share

and improve.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Tarsila Schubert

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Tarsila Schubert is a

Brazilian-born street

artist who has committed

her life to art, drawing

inspiration from the spirit

of her multi-cultural upbringing.

Her goal is to blend all inputs that

we are exposed to daily into a

seemingly chaotic yet precisely

structured framework, that

symbolize her personality and

traditions.

Tarsila was the first woman to

paint a wall in Amman, Jordan, in

honor of the FIFA World Women's

Cup, and has been invited to adorn

the Dorsey Park area in Miami

during Art Basel Week. A six-month

project in the visual arts brought

her to Dubai and eight years later,

Tarsila is one of the most soughtafter

artists in the UAE, specifically

for art in public spaces.

Her most significant takeaway

from being an artist and an

entrepreneur is a lesson that many

creatives acquire far too late in their

careers- the ability to appreciate

one's own creative work. She has

collaborated with brands such as

Audi, Adidas, Red Bull, Unilever,

Dell, and many more and her

artworks have been exhibited

worldwide including the UAE, the

USA, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Spain,

France, UK, Cambodia, Lebanon,

Kuwait, and Jordan.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Catherine Nunez

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Catherine Nunez is

known for her pursuit of

painting in the events

industry which began

in 2015 and continues

even today. She is a self-taught

Dubai-based artist from the

Philippines who is inspired by her

family’s long historical tradition of

hand painting handicrafts, wooden

sculptors, and designed furniture.

Her artistry and style involve life

and the beauty of the creations

and it fills her mind and heart

with appreciation. It moves her

emotionally and spiritually to feel the

beauty of little things we often take

for granted. The beauty of the things

around us is like an artwork that

she believes isn't purposeless or

accidental which enriches our lives.

The nature of her work is

on-the-spot artwork, showcasing

talent in the crowd as part of

entertainment booked by various

events companies, government,

or private entities. Her imagination

and critical thinking help generate

new ideas with value. With any

resolution, she is committed

to compel and propel change

and deliver excellent visual art

according to the client’s needs

Catherine has exhibited at RAK

Fine Arts Festival, 2021, School

and Children Show DWTC, 2019,

and some galleries and private

events in the UAE. She has also

conducted workshops at different

private sectors

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Texture

Graphic

Impressionism

By Anastasia Trusova

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“Creativity is freedom as well as a way of

self-expression,” says Anastasia Trusova

- Exclusive to Magzoid

“In nature, each branch,

each leaf, each flower

is unique. It is very

interesting to examine

their bends and then try

to paint on the sheet,”

Anastasia Trusova is an

artist who specializes

in acrylic painting

which revolves around

her main theme of

nature. She has chosen to work

with acrylic colors as she feels it is

a real treasure for those who like to

experiment and there are no limits to

it due to its quick drying time.

Always being surrounded by

trees, fields, and forests, watching

the dawn, inhaling the smell of wet

grass, and listening to the sound

of the wind is what she considers

as real happiness. “In nature, each

branch, each leaf, each flower

is unique. It is very interesting to

examine their bends and then try to

paint on the sheet,” says Anastasia.

She has been painting for as

long as she can remember. Always

knowing that she wanted to be

an artist, she received her higher

education in art. Anastasia also

believes that creativity is freedom

as well as a way of self-expression.

“I love graphics, sculpture, and

painting. I could not refuse anything

and so began to paint as I liked,

and named my style texture-graphic

impressionism,” she says.

Anastasia’s message to other

artists is “I think everyone should

have the right to free education! I

can't help everyone, but I'm

trying really hard! I would advise

everyone not to lose heart. Life is an

adventure and an interesting road,

so be happy!” She even organizes

art marathons and records training

videos for free access to other artists

wanting to learn. She is happy to be

supporting other artists.

- feature@magzoid.com

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ADIHEX 2021

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and

Equestrian Exhibition - ADIHEX 2021

Image Courtesy: Emirates News Agency

The 18th edition of the

Abu Dhabi International

Hunting and Equestrian

Exhibition (ADIHEX 2021)

held under the patronage

of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al

Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in

Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of

the Emirates Falconers’ Club (EFC)

took place from 27 September 2021

to 3 October 2021 at Abu Dhabi

National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

which saw the participation of 680

companies and brands from 44

countries.

Held under the theme

"Sustainability and Heritage... A

Reborn Aspiration", this year's

edition featured 319 local exhibitors;

as well as, 32 governmental and

official entities, and more than 20

local and international falconry

clubs, associations, and institutions,

across 11 sections covering an area

of approximately 50,000 square

meters, the largest in the history of

the event.

The richness and

comprehensiveness of Adihex

were represented through 11

different sectors, including arts

and crafts, equestrian, falconry,

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hunting and safari trips, hunting

and camping equipment, hunting

weapons, projects to enhance

and preserve cultural heritage,

outdoor recreational vehicles and

equipment, veterinary products and

services, Fishing and marine sports

equipment, and professional media.

Majid Ali Al Mansoori, President

of ADIHEX's Supreme Organising

Committee and Secretary-General

of the EFC, welcomed the event’s

guests from inside and outside

the UAE, which included heads of

companies, exhibitors, sponsors,

business leaders, and visitors

worldwide. In his speech, he

stressed that the event’s 18th edition

took place as part of the club’s

support for the UAE’s strategy to

plan for the next 50 years.

The live performances arena

was the heart of the event which

included musical and heritage

equestrian shows, horse training

workshops, Arabian camel auctions,

archery with a bow and arrow on

horseback, and workshops on

the basics of driving in the land

and adventures, as well as an

educational journey about the

roots of Arabian falconry and its

unique characteristics presented by

Mohammed bin Zayed Falconry and

Desert Physiognomy School.

We at Magzoid Magazine

selected some stunning artworks

by amazing artists namely Dasha

Lapushka, Varsha Sureka, Mahfuzur

Rahman, and Advay Sureka(one

of the youngest exhibiting artists

at ADIHEX 2021) for our exhibit

during the show. The exhibition was

held for the first time in its history

for 7 continuous days, reflecting

the increasing public turnout, and

responding to the aspirations of

exhibitors participating in the largest

event of its kind in the Middle East

and Africa region.

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for!

A Window to the

Soul: Gibran Khalil

Gibran at Sharjah’s

House of Wisdom

Sharjah’s House of Wisdom

opens an exhibition

dedicated to renowned

Lebanese poet and artist

Gibran Khalil Gibran. The

show titled A Window to the

Soul: Gibran Khalil Gibran

was inaugurated by Sheikh

Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad

Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.

The show features 34 of

his original works and

celebrates the artist’s

practice. The exhibition

is divided into thematic

categories: A Window;

Connections: Roots and

Branches; Formation; Study:

Faces; Medium: Red Chalk;

Method: Perspective; and,

finally, The Soul.

Date: Until Thursday,

January 6, 2022

Location: House of Wisdom,

Sharjah

For more information, visit:

www.houseofwisdom.ae

Dragon and Phoenix

– Centuries of

Exchange between

Chinese and Islamic

Worlds at Louvre

Abu Dhabi

Dragon and Phoenix –

Centuries of Exchange

between Chinese and

Islamic Worlds is organized

by Louvre Abu Dhabi in

collaboration with the Musee

national des arts asiatiques

– Guimet, popularly known

as the Musee Guimet, in

Paris. The collaboration

is part of the agreement

between French museums

and Louvre Abu Dhabi. It

will bring together a series

of exhibitions drawing from

the 17 major museums in

France to the UAE institution.

The exhibition will showcase

the Islamic worlds of Central

Asia and along the trade

routes to China. The show

will showcase the layered

histories that lie between the

Arabian Gulf and East Asia,

via the empires, economic

trade, and religious exchange

that took place between the

8th and 18th centuries.

Date: October 6 - February

12, 2022

Location: Louvre Abu Dhabi

For more information, visit:

www.louvreabudhabi.ae

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Mindful Making | Punch Needle

Embroidery at Art Jameel

Jameel Arts Centre’s Mindful Making sessions are

designed to bring to the forefront the art of oldfashioned

hands-on making, with benefits ranging

from a slow-down in pace and the single pointed

concentration characteristic of meditation, to the

creative and now-rare sensory stimulation our daily

lives often lack. Inspired by Pacita Abad’s work,

specifically her vibrant underwater abstract scenes,

the session taking place on Saturday October 16,

is centered around the meditative craft and art form

of punch needle embroidery, offering participants

the opportunity to experiment and create a study

of colour using an Oxford punch needle tool and a

variety of colourful yarns.

Date: 16 October, 2021

Location: Jaddaf Waterfront

For more information, visit: www.jameelartscentre.org

Luminous Letters by

Mohammed Mandi at Sharjah

Calligraphy Museum

A solo exhibition by Emirati artist and

calligrapher Mohammed Mandi is being

showcased at Sharjah Calligraphy

Museum. The show titled Luminous

Letters presents more than 60 artworks by

Mandi, including a work wherein the artist

inscribed the word "Sharjah" in 42 different

forms. The show traces Mandi’s decadeslong

career, from his studies at the Arabic

Calligraphy Improvement School in Cairo

to his training under renowned Turkish

calligrapher Hassan Chalabi in the 1970s.

Date: Till December 4, 2021

Location: Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

For more information, visit: www.

sharjahmuseums.ae

MENASA – Emirati Design Platform

at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Design and Crafts Programme

launched MENASA – Emirati Design Platform. It

will showcase more than 40 local and international

designers, telling stories of the UAE through exclusive

curated design collections. Visitors of Expo 2020

will be provided the opportunity to explore and

experience traditional Emirati crafts and traditions

through a contemporary lens, with MENASA featuring

seven exciting design collaborations between local

and international artisans and designers under the

title of Craft Stories, and Designer of the Week – a

showcase of 24 designers and organizations from

across the UAE, highlighting the breadth and vibrancy

of the country’s contemporary design scene.

Date: Until 31 March, 2022

Location: Expo 2020, Dubai

For more information, visit: www.expo2020dubai.com

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Digital

art

By Mignon Zakuga

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“Draw beyond the norm,” says

Mignon Zakuga

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Mignon Zakuga is a

Russian artist based

in the United States

who specializes

in anatomy and

landscapes through mainly digital

art. Although, she still prefers

traditional mediums and has done

a number of paintings in gouache

and sketches with charcoal, she

finds digital art to be most costeffective.

Mignon wants her artwork to be

powerful and impactful and asks

other artists to draw to create an

impact. When you put your work

out there in the world, there is an

inherent vulnerability, but that’s

what makes you more satisfied

with the outcome. Mignon,

through her efforts in painting, has

exceeded in creating dark and

powerful art. During the pandemic,

she has begun working on a comic

which she aims to release. She

hopes for it to give some insight to

the mind of a child going through

abuse and just trying to exist with

it. She aims to open a charity one

day for long term mental health

to aid children who have suffered

extreme abuse.

In recent years, she has

been drawing even more which

has undoubtedly sided in

strengthening her art skills. Her

favourite artist who she absolutely

adores is Iumazark and her

greatest inspiration is Vash the

stampede who is one of the

characters from a manga series,

Trigun. Another favourite artist is

Artimisia, who has been relevant

thought history as the greatest

female artist of the baroque age.

Art helps people make sense of

their world and engage in activities

that encompass many aspects

of their inquisitive motivation to

develop meaning. Drawing what

we truly connect with helps shape

our growth and find purpose.

“You don’t always have to do

Meta. Draw beyond the norm,”

says Mignon. She believes that

we must experiment with different

shapes and designs that go

for all genders. Every person is

unique with diverse anatomy. It is

important to learn more than what

is common. That is how you grow

as an artist.

- feature@magzoid.com

Mignon wants

her artwork to

be powerful and

impactful and asks

other artists to

draw to create an

impact.

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PICTURE STORY

PHOTO BY RUMMAN AMIN ON UNSPLASH

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ART | NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

Tiffany's campaign shows

Beyoncé and Jay-Z posing with a Basquiat painting

Tiffany & Co. has launched

a campaign about

modern love featuring

Beyoncé and Jay-Z with

a Basquiat painting as

a backdrop. The long-unseen

painting titled Equals Pi (1982) is

meant to recall the luxury retailer’s

signature shade of blue.

The painting features the artist’s

recognizable skulls and scrawled

text with phrases such as such

as “AMORITE”, “TEN YEN” and

“DUNCE”. Before appearing in the

new Tiffany campaign, the painting

was previously owned by two other

jewelry moguls: Italian designers

Alberto and Stefania Sabbadini. It

had been spotted inside their Milan

apartment, alongside other works

by Andy Warhol, George Condo,

In the Tiffany ad,

Beyoncé wears an allblack

diamond-studded

Balmain look that is

inspired by Audrey

Hepburn’s dress in the

1961 film Breakfast at

Tiffany’s.

Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst, Cindy

Sherman, and René Magritte.

The family purchased it in

1996 during a Sotheby’s London

auction for nearly $253,000. In the

Tiffany ad, Beyoncé wears an allblack

diamond-studded Balmain

look that is inspired by Audrey

Hepburn’s dress in the 1961

film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Jay-Z,

meanwhile, dons clothes intended

to mimic Basquiat’s outfit when he

appeared on the cover of New York

Magazine in 1985.

The advertisement is part of a

larger Tiffany campaign exploring

modern love. For the project,

Beyoncé and Jay-Z collaborated

with Emmanuel Adjei, a director

who worked on Beyoncé’s visual

album Black Is King, to produce a

short film.

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ART FACTS

Auguste Rodin’s work, The Age Of

Bronze, was so realistic people

thought he sacrificed a real person

inside the cast

The colour wheel predates

the United States

Considering the US is

one of the oldest modern

democracies, this is

pretty amazing. Sir Isaac

Newton invented the

colour wheel in 1706 by

refracting white sunlight

into its six colours. The

realisation that light

alone was responsible for

colour was radical, and the

wheel proved especially

useful for artists, who

could now easily observe

the most effective colour

complementation.

Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is

based on an all-night coffee stand.

“I simplified the scene a great deal

and made the restaurant bigger,”

he said. “Unconsciously, probably,

I was painting the loneliness of a

large city.”

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Dutch artist Piet Mondrian moved to New

York City in 1940, and would base his famous

work Broadway Boogie Woogie on the iconic

grid layout of the city’s streets

The Lover’s eye accessory was

popular during the 18th and 19th

centuries. At the time, this was

considered a secret romantic gesture

that originated from Prince Wales

who fell in love with a widow. He

proposed by giving her a locket with

a painting of his eye inside. Wearing

this locket would symbolize the love

you have for your partner and soon

enough it became a trend.

Andy Warhol’s 1962 Pop Art

depiction of a Campbell’s Soup

can actually comes in a set of

32 silkscreened canvases, each

representing the 32 separate

soup varieties that the company

sold at the time. Warhol never

gave instructions on how to

display them, so the Museum

of Modern Art arranged them

chronologically in the order

in which the soups were

introduced by the Campbell's.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Free Art

Ali Taherifard

Desert of dubai

Abeer Rantissi

Floating.

An abstract portrait of

a woman at peace with

herself and the calm of

the ocean.

Acrylics on Canvas. 28x22".

Christine Dessa

Look into her eyes

and know what is in

her heart

Akshaya

Balakrishnan

Seascape, waves

splash

Ahmed Mohamed

Abdulla Al Saadi

It is a painting, displaying

the motherhood between

a giraffe and her calf.

Avril Mendonca

TO GET FEATURED SEND YOUR ARTWORKS TO

ARTWORKS@MAGZOID.COM

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GAMES

Spot The Difference

Find Me Out

Easy Sudoku Puzzles 1

www.printablesudoku99.com

Sudoku

Sudoku

Puzzle

7

9 4 5 7

2 3

7 2

6 8 2 3 5 7 1

7 3 5 9 1 2 6

2 5 4 3 9

9 1 3 4 6 7

4 2 5 1

3 8 6

Sudoku

Puzzle

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

A beautiful scenery

GEMS Sharjah

Christina Mary Rajan

The night sky

Bhoomika Sham Sunder

Jasmine

Miranda

Graphite pencil artwork

of a construction site

in middle east done on

paper. Time taken- 2

months

Aasim Fawwad

Dubai Gem

Private School

Diya Yogesh

Advani

TO GET FEATURED SEND YOUR ARTWORKS TO

KIDS@MAGZOID.COM

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHS

@ab_frame

@abdulaziz_photos

@alphaspotting

@annashtraus

@boho.sundari

@chippy_chips08

@djflore

@drone.globe

@dronedodia

@dubai__4567

@dubaiangle

@emarati.83

@fayez_photos

@jam_explore

@jeromerafael

@jonathan_sentin

@photoshamaa

@sakipix_

@tgfromdubai

@jruzz

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ART | NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

World's largest astronomy

museum opens in China

The Shanghai Astronomy

Museum, the world's

largest astronomy

museum, has opened

in China. The museum

is designed by the U.S. firm

Ennead Architects and boasts

an observatory, a planetarium,

and a 78-foot-tall solar telescope.

the building span over an area of

420000 square feet and yet the

visitors won't find any straight lines

or right angles in it.

From certain angles on the

ground, the venue resembles

something like a deconstructed

spaceship. The entrance opens

into a broad oculus that doubles

as a sundial, projecting shapes of

natural light across the ground to

indicate the time and season.

Pathways then lead viewers

across the campus to a

gigantic suspended sphere: the

planetarium. Finally, museumgoers

are brought to the top of the

building, where an inverted glass

dome opens up to the night sky.

The museum looks more like

a swirling celestial vortex from

above. It was inspired by the

organic geometry of the universe

and the “three-body problem,” an

unsolved mathematical mystery

about how to determine the orbital

paths of planets and other galactic

bodies in relation to one another.

The oculus, sphere, and inverted

dome take on new symbolic

relevance from a bird’s eye view,

Finally, museumgoers

are brought

to the top of the

building, where an

inverted glass dome

opens up to the

night sky.

too: they represent the sun, moon,

and stars, respectively.

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1

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1. Color you get by mixing blue and

yellow.

2. Pablo Picasso's daughter's name.

4. After giving up mural painting, Gustav

Klimt designed for this industry.

6. Andy Warhol's "Factory" was located

in what large eastern American city.

7. Country where Leonardo da Vinci

was born.

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2. Moved by a desire to help people,

Vincent van Gogh left art in 1876 to

become this.

3. Artists join two pieces of steel when

making a sculpture by which method.

5. Artist who painted "The Gleaners".

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8. Main substance used to make a crayon.

9. Artist who painted the "Le

Demoiselles D'Avignon".

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1.Green

2.Priest, Paloma

3.Welding

4.Fashion

5.Jean

6.New York

7.Italy

8.Wax

9.Picasso

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Ain Dubai is the

world’s largest and

tallest observation

wheel located

on Bluewaters Island,

near the Dubai

Marina in Dubai.

It is

250 m

(820 ft)

high.

Ain Dubai is 42.5 m

(139 ft) taller than

the current world's

tallest observation

wheel, the 167.6 m

(550 ft) High Roller,

in Las Vegas.

48 cabins on

the wheel, with

each cabin

allowing 10

people at a time.

It provides views

of Dubai Marina

and landmarks

such as Burj

Al Arab, Palm

Jumeirah, and

Burj Khalifa.

Ain Dubai

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The

Museum

of the

Future

The Museum of the Future is a

technology-themed museum.

The calligraphy that adorns the

façade include quotes by His

Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin

Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President

and Prime Minister of the United

Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

The 78-metre-high building

accommodates 6 exhibition and

1 administration floor above a

3-storey podium and a F+B deck,

with auditorium, retail, parking and

services.

The four floors focus on the

possible futures of outer space

resource development, ecosystems

and bioengineering, health,

wellness, and spirituality.

A floor will showcase near future

technologies which will transform

our world by addressing challenges

in areas such as health, water, food,

transportation, and energy.

The final floor will give children

their own world to explore, and

challenges to complete, on their

way to becoming “future heroes”.

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Montblanc

The Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day

& Date boasts classic watchmaking along with

a stylish, yet casual look. It comes in a 43 mm

stainless steel case and features an anthracite dial

with black, rhodium-coated, luminescent Roman

numerals, indexes and hands.

www.montblanc.com

Montblanc

The Montblanc Summit 2+ smartwatch is a cellular

luxury smartwatch based on Wear OS by Google.

It consists of a stainless-steel case with black DLC

coating, black minuterie, rotating crown and three

pushers with a 1.3" full circle AMOLED display.

www.montblanc.com

Hublot

With the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Gold Crystal

Watch, the renowned Horlogerie adds master

alchemist to its resume. The Spirit of Big Bang

Gold Crystal features a 42mm satin-finished and

polished black ceramic case, which draws the

intended attention to the elegant dial. The dial takes

on a simplistic design using the unique 24K Gold

Crystal to gain eye appeal from collectors and

enthusiasts.

www.hublot.com

Piaget

Piaget's Polo Skeleton, infuses the brand's sport-chic

collection with two of its long-practiced specialties:

ultra-thin watchmaking and skeletonization. At just

6.5mm thick, the Piaget Polo Skeleton is 30 percent

thinner than other Polos.

www.piaget.com

Omega

Identical to 007's watch in No Time To Die, this

42mm Seamaster, in strong yet lightweight Grade 2

Titanium, sports a brown tropical aluminium bezel

ring and dial. The 007-edition Diver is powered

by OMEGA's Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8806,

which has achieved the industry’s highest standards

of precision, chronometric performance - and of

course - magnetic resistance.

www.omega.com

Hublot

A piece of art on the wrist, the Classic Fusion

Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski King Gold Blue

is where art and technology fuse to shape time.

Master of fusion and alchemist of precious metals,

Hublot has developed a new gold color that features

a warmer hue than traditional 18K 5N gold. It

is a 45 mm case with a polished 18k king gold,

sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment.

www.hublot.com

Piaget

A never-ending spiral of brilliant and baguette-cut

diamonds encircling the limited-edition watch, the

Altiplano tourbillon high jewelry watch for men

comes with an ultra-thin 670P manual-winding

movement in white gold and diamonds. The

tourbillon carriage and hour counter are positioned

to create this limitless loop of diamonds.

www.piaget.com

Omega

The Seamaster is designed especially for divers

and professionals who worked underwater and this

special model is created in OMEGA’s own bronze

alloy. The 41 mm case and bezel are crafted from

9K Bronze Gold, while the brown ceramic bezel ring

includes a diving scale in vintage Super-LumiNova.

www.omega.com

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Rolex

With the President bracelet, the Rolex Day-Date

embodies the essence of Rolex prestige and

excellence. The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in

18 ct white gold with an olive green dial, fluted

bezel and a President bracelet is characterized by

hour markers fashioned from 18 kt gold to prevent

tarnishing.

www.rolex.com

Rolex

The Rolex Air-King pays tribute to the pioneers

of flight and the Oyster’s roles in the epic story

of aviation. With its 40 mm case in Oystersteel,

solid-link Oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp, and

distinctive Black dial, the Air-King perpetuates the

aeronautical heritage of the original Rolex Oyster.

www.rolex.com

Patek Phillipe

A miracle of transparency, the 5304 self-winding

Grand Complication with minute repeater and

retrograde perpetual calendar is reinterpreted in a

new rose gold version on which the bezel, lugs and

fold-over clasp are enhanced with 80 baguettecut

diamonds (~6.22 cts). This sparkling touch

highlights the ingenious calendar display system

with sapphire disks.

www.patek.com

Audemars Piguet

The sleek aesthetics of this 34 mm timepiece in

black ceramics—the first dedicated to the slenderest

wrists—is enhanced with pink gold accents for

a refined two-tone contrast. It comes with a black

ceramic case, 18-carat pink gold screws, glareproofed

sapphire crystal and titanium caseback.

www.audermarspiaget.com

Fendi

Polished rose gold coloured stainless steel case

with a magnificient rose gold coloured stainless

steel F insert. Curved off-centred black opalin dial,

grey minute track and rose gold coloured indexes,

rose gold coloured hands. Black Fendi Dolce T.

calfskin leather strap, rose gold coloured stainless

steel pin buckle.

www.fendi.com

Patek Phillipe

The timeless design of the Golden Ellipse is

combined with rare handcrafts in a new white gold

timepiece featuring a highly original face. It is an

ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement.

Caliber 240 with a hand-engraved and black

enameled 18K gold dial plate dial.

www.patek.com

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet introduces new 42 mm Royal

Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph models

in stainless steel, titanium or 18-carat pink gold,

sporting a new dial design enhanced by a “Petite”

or “Méga Tapisserie” motif in different hues.

www.auderarspiguet.com

Fendi

This beautiful black lacquered dial set comes with

two diamonds at 12 and 6 o'clock, approx. 0.01

carat, silver-colored hands. Polished stainless-steel

bracelet with satin-brushed central links, stainless

steel clasp.

www.fendi.com

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JEWELLERY

Swarovski

Like a swan on a lake: This delicate bracelet by Swarovski

combines timeless elegance with modern design. With its

numerous fine details, like double layers of feathers, this

graceful pair of swans with shimmering stones and rhodium

plating reflects and refracts incoming light for the unique

Swarovski sparkle.

www.swarovski.com

Tiffany & Co.

The lyrical Paloma's Melody

collection is crafted from

interlocking bands that gently

shift shape as they glide with

the body, always falling back

together as a whole. Set in

sterling ailver, the bangle fits

wrists up to 6.75”

www.tiffany.com

Bucherer

These 18 carat white gold pendant earrings add

a striking touch to any look. The two sea-blue

pear-shaped aquamarines (1.88 carat in total) are

the centrepiece of these earrings. 10 brilliant-cut

diamonds (0.22 carat in total) give the coloured

gemstones added sparkle.

www.bucherer.com

Tiffany & Co.

Peretti's elliptical form presents an intriguing

figure on her Mesh bracelet. Mesh bracelet

with Sevillana toggle in sterling silver

that fits wrists up to 6.25". Original designs

copyrighted by Elsa Peretti.

www.tiffany.com

Cartier

With its center stone

wrapped by two ribbons

of diamonds, the unique

setting of the Trinity Ruban

is inspired by the bridal

tradition of handfasting,

when the bride and groom’s

hands are tied together. A

masterful symbol of unity for

years to come.

www.cartier.com

Cartier

The Destinée setting is

easily recognized by its

delicate halo of brilliant cut

diamonds, with a powerful

center stone rising up above

this magnetic constellation.

Unparalleled craftsmanship

that makes for an effortless

celebration of love.

www.cartier.com

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Cartier

Inspired by ballet, the emblematic

Ballerine setting evokes a sense of grace,

harmony and balance. The center stone is

nestled between a blooming bouquet of

precious stones, providing a delicate and

feminine backdrop for Cartier diamonds.

www.cartier.com

Cartier

Boucheron

While it is normal in High Jewelry for a piece to

be created around a selected stone, this process is

inverted for this Laser set. This set has a batch of

pear-cut aquamarines in clear lagoon hues.

www.boucheron.com

Cartier Destinée is enhanced by a halo of diamonds

which bestow an exceptional radiance. This collection

unfolds in harmonious curves and encapsulates the

promise of a lifetime together. It is a 950‰ platinum,

set with a brilliant-cut diamond available from 0.50 to

4.99 carats and paved with brilliant-cut diamonds.

www.cartier.com

Bulgari

The dazzling Divas' Dream 18 kt white gold

openwork earrings set with two pear-shaped

diamonds (1.40 ct), two round brilliant-cut

diamonds (0.30 ct) and pavé diamonds.

Bucherer

These earrings from the B Dimension collection

are the perfect finishing touch for your special

occasion. They are made from 18 carat white

gold and are decorated with 178 brilliant

diamonds (0.95 carat in total).

www.bucherer.com

Louis Vuitton

La Royaume Necklace, the centerpiece of

Amfitheatrof’s Riders of the Knights collection,

is anchored by an enormous sapphire and has a

collar of diamonds that drops into lattice work that

is almost like a drawbridge.

www.louisvuitton.com

Bulgari

The exquisite Serpenti earrings

in 18 kt white gold, set with pavé

diamonds.

www.bulgari.com

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin's pumps are named after Kate

Moss, who inspired the elongated, sharply pointed toes.

They've been made in Italy from leopard-print pony hair

and grounded by the brand's iconic lacquered red soles.

www.christianlouboutin.com

Versace

Dylan blue pour femme’s classic fragrance portrays

strength and sensuality through alluring notes of

wild blooms and a warm base of patchouli coeur,

styrax and white woods. A twist on brand heritage,

the elegant bottle has curved lines reminiscent of

a Greek amphora in deep blue with tone gold-tone

accents.

www.versace.com

Marc Jacobs

From the first hints of blackberry, fresh grapefruit

and succulent pear, Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs

draws you in with her easy charm and an irresistibly

feminine mix of jasmine flower, lychee and blue

wisteria.

www.marcjacobs.com

Louis Vuitton

The Dauphine MM handbag is made from the

House’s new Jacquard Since 1854 textile, with a

woven pattern of Monogram Flowers, LV Initials

and 1854s, a reference to the year of Louis

Vuitton’s founding. Its elegant design, numerous

inside compartments and removable strap make it

a great everyday bag.

www.louisvuitton.com

Gucci

The small GG Marmont chain shoulder bag has

a softly structured shape and an oversized flap

closure with Double G hardware. The sliding

chain strap can be worn multiple ways, changing

between a shoulder and a top handle bag. Made in

matelassé chevron leather with a heart on the back.

www.gucci.com

Prada

Prada's iconic triangle appears in the stitched

perforated motif of this shoulder bag in soft leather,

creating a patchwork pattern. A removable minipouch,

a distinctive element among the brand's

accessories, completes the shoulder bag and adds

a contemporary, versatile note to the style.

www.prada.com

Chanel

The Paris – Venise

frangrance is a

fresh, oriental trail

inspired by the exotic

and enchanting city

of Venice, one of

Gabrielle Chanel's

favourite places.

A composition of

shadow and light,

between freshness and

sensuality.

www.chanel.com

Persol

When it comes to hidden identity, this is the mask El Profesor chooses. With a detail under the bridge that

defined Persol in the ‘30s and Meflecto temples for unique comfort, this frame comes in two classic Persol

acetates: Black with polar blue lenses and Caffè with light green lenses.

www.persol.com

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Ray-Ban

The Erika sunglasses in a cool transparent and

silver color combination with blue gradient lenses.

This style will blend in with any look and let your

true personality shine.

www.rayban.com

Tom Ford

River vintage square sunglasses with metal

'T' temple decoration

www.tomford.com

Dior

Sauvage Elixir is an extraordinarily concentrated

fragrance steeped in the emblematic freshness

of Sauvage with an intoxicating heart of spices, a

"tailor-made" lavender essence and a blend of rich

woods forming the signature of its powerful, lavish

and captivating trail.

www.dior.com

Mauijim

Kalani has heavenly appeal befitting anyone

looking to appeal to their regal nature. This small,

acetate frame conveys classic elegance, while the

SuperThin Glass lenses transport your views to

those that inspire poetry.

www.mauijim.com

Rolandmouret

Devotees to the brand will recognize the origamiinspired

fold on this dress as a Roland Mouret

signature. It's cut from crepe and has a crew

neckline and fluttering skirt that moves wonderfully.

www.rolandmouret.com

Victoria Beckham

For Victoria Beckham, her Fall '21 collection is

about perfecting, rather than creating something

new - her tried-and-tested silhouettes have been

simplified and feel more confident as a result. Worn

in the presentation, this dress has a pleated blush

silk-satin skirt and twill bodice with crisscrossed

ties at the open back.

www.victoriabeckham.com

Versace

Versace's collection is all about self-expression,

and these loafers speak to the theme. Detailed

with the house's 'Medusa' emblem, they've been

made in Italy from supple black leather and set on

towering block heels.

www.versace.com

Emiliawickstead

Emilia Wickstead's 'Dasha' gown is from the label's

Fall '21 collection - inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's

Rear Window - so naturally, has drama in spades.

An elegant option for special events, it's made from

lustrous black cloqué woven with florals.

www.emiliawickstead.com

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BRAND LOGOS

Amazon

was first founded in Bellevue,

Washington, in July 1994 by Jeff

Bezos. The journey from a regular

online bookstore to one of the

world’s biggest online stores where

you can buy absolutely everything

was long and not easy. Amazon has

used several logos over the years.

The current Amazon logo depicts

the absolute message that they

sell everything. The orange smile

connected to the letters “A” and

“Z”, implies that you can find all

the things you need on Amazon –

from A to Z. The smile added more

confidence to the brand. If you look

at the bit deformed “Z”, you may

see a cheek. It was a confident yet

warm smile, welcoming customers.

Or, you may consider it a smirk of a

winner or a satisfied smirk of a glad

customer who has found whatever

they needed. The logo has become

so synonymous with Amazon that

the company feels comfortable

enough putting the smile (or smirk)

by itself on some of the sides of its

packages.

Google

is famous for frequently changing

the logo on the website’s

homepage to reflect current events

and important days in history, the

web giant’s primary Google logo

has changed very little over the

years. With its simple but brightly

colored letters, the colorful Google

logo is one of the most instantly

recognizable symbols anywhere

in the world. And after the 2015

rebranding effort, Google’s brand

image now feels more polished

and user-friendly than ever before.

Google’s current logo uses its

traditional and familiar colors: red,

yellow, blue, and green. “Google”,

a misspelling of "googol" is a Latin

term that means 10 to the 100th

power. The whole idea behind the

name was that the search engine

could serve up to 100s of results, or

googols, for their search terms.

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