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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | February 2022

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 February 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features have an amazing cover artwork by Peter Terrin, an artist from Belgium. The magazine features the Expo 2020 Dubai’s incredible art trail and Sharjah Light Festival. Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building 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 Gucci and Mercedes Benz.

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 February 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features have an amazing cover artwork by Peter Terrin, an artist from Belgium. The magazine features the Expo 2020 Dubai’s incredible art trail and Sharjah Light Festival.

Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building 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 Gucci and Mercedes Benz.

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We are thrilled to bring the February 2022 edition of Magzoid to

you! We have on the cover a beautiful artwork by Peter Terrin,

an exceptional artist from Belgium. There are some inspiring

stories from artists all over the world as we move forward along

with some exceptional works by local artists based in the UAE. There is a section

highlighting some interesting public sculptures around the globe, a couple of

new museums to look out for in 2022 and some interesting art trails in

Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Designer’s Corner displays some luxurious watches, jewelry, fashion &

lifestyle, and brand logos. The photography section showcases some pictureperfect

moments. Keeping you updated on the latest happenings in the creative

world, we have art facts and games like crossword, trivia to engage our readers

and provide an opportunity to win amazing gifts.

Art encourages us to cherish intuition, uncertainty, and creativity and to search

constantly for new ideas. We look forward to our readers joining us in our passion

for art and creativity. Let art feed your soul and bring joy to your world!

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Abstract and

Impressionist

Style

By Tracy Thomas

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“I look forward to

this ever-expanding

artistic journey. I am

forever in love with

the process,” says

Tracy Thomas

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Tracy Thomas is an

Australian painter and

artist who lives and works

in Lake Macquarie. She

uses contemporary

abstract and impressionist approach

in her paintings.

From a young age, Tracy has been

artistic. A natural gift brought forward

by tragic loss, blessed her with eyes

to see the world from a different

view and perhaps select a brush

of kindness, love, and healing. She

paints because she feels compelled

to. She awakens from her slumber

and begins to doodle her thoughts.

She senses the energy flowing

through her hands and knows she

has to paint or write it down as soon

as possible. She can flick a rag, hurl

paint, or brush a stroke; either way,

she's lost in an amazing meditative

state.

Tracy is so engrossed in her art,

that she would even set an alarm

on her phone to remind her to do

the dishes and pick up her children

from school. It's as if there's a great

universal flow coursing through her

entire body and onto the canvas,

potentially similar to electricity.

“When you know you are painting

something that will heal someone

else or that will bring a smile into

a room, you start to see the vision

so clearly from the beginning. The

She senses the energy

flowing through her

hands and knows she has

to paint or write it down

as soon as possible. She

can flick a rag, hurl paint,

or brush a stroke; either

way, she's lost in an

amazing meditative state.

old cliche that art heals the world

is not incorrect. Art does move the

world and does heal it. Many of my

paintings have brought my clients to

tears and moved them to buy many.

The feeling of joy overcomes me

simply knowing this and that is why I

must create and I must paint,” says

Tracy.

- feature@magzoid.com

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ART NEWS

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Sheikh Zayed mural gets

recognized by Guinness World Records

A

mural depicting a mental

map of Sheikh Zayed

bin Sultan Al Nahyan,

founding father of the

UAE, has received

recognition from the Guinness World

Records, which has declared it the

largest artwork of its kind in the

world.

The art, which was created by

the Ministry of Interior’s Innovation

Centre, is the world’s largest mental

mapping mural. It is on display

in Al Sufouh, Dubai, at the Police

Academy square.

A mental map, also known as a

mind map, is a graphic that shows

how a person thinks or sees things.

The work depicts a portrait of the

leader, as well as explanations of

The art, which

was created by

the Ministry

of Interior’s

Innovation Centre,

is the world’s

largest mental

mapping mural.

It is on display in

Al Sufouh, Dubai,

at the Police

Academy square.

his thoughts and objectives for

the country’s future, radiating and

unfurling in numerous directions,

with theme portions connected by

colourful lines.

Sheikh Zayed is remembered in

UAE history as a visionary whose

ambitions for the country helped it to

become what it is today.

Dubai has a long history of setting

world records, with achievements

ranging from the bizarre to the

inventive (“largest hand-woven

spiral place mat” and “largest flower

petal carpet”). As of late 2019, the

UAE had 339 records, with Dubai

accounting for 225 of them.

-news@magzoid.com

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SPECIAL DAYS

World

Radio Day

Radio is a strong medium

from ages for honoring

mankind in all of its

diversity, as well as

providing a forum for

democratic debate. It is still one of

the most frequently used mediums.

Radio has the power to impact a

society's experience of diversity by

serving as an arena for all voices

to speak up, be represented, and

be heard because of its unique

ability to reach out to the biggest

possible audience. February 13

was declared as World Radio Day

in 2011 by the UNESCO Member

States and was adopted as an

International Day by the United

Nations General Assembly in

2012.

The radio is a medium that

has sustained its usage over

time. It is a platform for providing

information, educating people,

allowing expression across

cultures, and of course, playing all

our favorite music.

World Radio Day 2022, honors

radio's contribution to humanity's

history by tracking changes in our

society and adapting its services.

Radio evolves in tandem with

the rest of the world. During the

Covid-19 pandemic, radio made

it possible to maintain learning

continuity, combat misinformation,

and promote barrier gestures.

Radio stations cater to a wide

range of communities by providing

a diverse range of programs,

perspectives, and content, as well

as reflecting the diversity of their

audiences in their operations and

organizations.

Without using any expensive

content or videography, radio is

the only broadcast medium today

that delivers entertainment, local

news, sports updates, discussions,

great music, and is an effective

way for marketing. During those

long drives for vacation or maybe

to work, the radio is still with us,

keeping us singing and keeping

us informed. No matter how

advanced technology becomes,

radio is an irreplaceable

medium.

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NEW MUSEUMS 2022

New Museums

to look out for in

2022

Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza

The Grand Egyptian Museum

in Giza, Egypt, is set to open

in November and will house

100,000 ancient Egyptian items

over roughly 500,000 square

metres. Former Egyptian President

Hosni Mubarak began the

initiative 20 years ago, and it has

experienced numerous setbacks,

including the Covid-19 pandemic.

The project, which was designed

by Heneghan Peng, a Dublinbased

architecture firm, is reported

to have cost $1 billion and was

funded by Japanese government

loans.

Pharaoh Khufu's "solar barque,"

a ritual vessel that would take the

pharaoh to the skies after death,

will be on display at the Grand

Egyptian Museum. The 45-meter

ship, one of Egypt's and the world's

oldest relics, was transferred to the

museum in August 2021.

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NEW MUSEUMS 2022

Museum of the Future, Dubai

The Museum of the Future in

Dubai, was named one of the

most beautiful museums in

the world by National Geographic

last year. The building is nearly

complete, and exhibitions are being

set up, the opening date is 22nd

February, 2022.

The museum's mission is wide

and aspirational, with goals such

as "light in dark times." Exhibitions,

an immersive theatre, and a

variety of themed attractions and

entertainment events will be part

of the space's programming. Most

notably, the museum will address

the elements of a future society,

including space travel, climate

change and ecology, health and

wellbeing, and the makings of a

future society.

The National Museum, Oslo

The Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo,

which opens in June, will

feature a diverse collection of

artworks and artifacts dating from

antiquity to the current day.

The museum combines the

holdings of three Norwegian

organizations, notably the

National Gallery, the Museum of

Contemporary Art, and the Museum

of Decorative Arts and Design.

More than 5,000 works from the

Nasjonalmuseet's permanent

collection, which totals 47,000

pieces, will be on display.

Edvard Munch's ‘The Scream’,

one of the world's most famous

paintings, will be on exhibit

opposite one of Vincent van Gogh's

self-portraits. A rooftop space

for contemporary art exhibitions,

a library, and a cafe will also be

included in the museum.

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NEW MUSEUMS 2022

Robot Science Museum, Seoul

The Robot Science Museum in

South Korea's capital, Seoul,

is scheduled to open in late

2022 and will be created utilizing

robotic building techniques and

drones. Melike Altinisik Architects

designed the museum, which

includes a curved exterior that will

be molded and erected by robots,

with some concrete landscaping

to be 3D-printed. It will serve

to support public education in

robots and promote technology

and innovation through exhibitions

on the design, manufacture and

construction of robots and the

robotics industry.

Musée de Cluny, Paris

The Musee de Cluny in Paris,

which has been closed for

restoration since 2015, will

reopen in the spring. The museum,

which is tied to the Du Sommerard

family, was founded in the 19th

century and serves as France's

national Middle Ages museum.

The restoration of the Gallo-

Roman baths on the lower floors,

as well as the preservation of a

medieval mansion and chapel,

are all part of the renovations.The

museum is undergoing renovations

that involve the expansion of its

reception areas as well as the

building of ramps and elevators to

improve accessibility for disabled

visitors.

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NEW MUSEUMS 2022

Bob Dylan Centre

The Bob Dylan Centre in

Tulsa, Oklahoma, which

opens in May, will house

more than 100,000 artifacts from

the American musician Bob

Dylan, whose music influenced

the development of rock and roll

in the 1960s and 1970s. Dylan's

notebooks, letters, paintings,

and manuscripts are included in

the collection, which show the

musician's inspirations throughout

his long career. These objects

will also look at Dylan's lyrical

side, as he has produced poetry

collections and won the Nobel

Prize in Literature in 2016.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

The Burrell Collection in

Glasgow, which is set to

open in March, has over

9,000 works of art in its collection.

The collection was founded

by William Burrell, a Scottish

shipping merchant who collected

antiques and items throughout the

nineteenth and twentieth centuries

and presented them to the city of

Glasgow.

The structure, built by John

McAslan + Partners, replaces the

collection's previous home, which

dates from the 1970s. There are

now gallery spaces as well as a

learning center.

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NEW MUSEUMS 2022

Seattle NFT Museum

Seattle NFT Museum was

founded by art-loving,

community-focused

entrepreneurs, Jennifer Wong

and Peter Hamilton who live in

Seattle's Belltown, where the

museum is located. It is the

first permanent NFT museum in

Seattle. Viewing digital art in a

physical space helps to ground

the NFT experience, unlocking our

imaginations for what is to come.

Seattle NFT Museum creators saw

an opportunity to bring the digital

art and NFT community together

while providing exposure and

education. Featuring influential

artists, coveted collections,

and new mintings, this Belltown

show room is a place to educate

and connect the budding NFT

community in the Pacific Northwest

while introducing it to works and

artists from around the world.

Reefline Miami

Developed by BlueLab

Preservation Society in

partnership with the City

of Miami Beach, the ReefLine will

feature environmentally-functioning

artworks by major international

artists and designers, to be

completed in several phases,

with the first phase slated to open

Spring / Summer 2022.

The 7 mile underwater public

sculpture park, snorkel trail and

artificial reef will be located

off Miami Beach’s shoreline.

Conceived by BlueLab’s Chair

Ximena Caminos, Vice Chair Kate

Fleming and Coral Morphologic,

in close consultation with a team

of expert marine biologists,

researchers, architects and

coastal engineers, the ReefLine

will begin at fourth street on South

Beach and run north, providing a

critical habitat for endangered reef

organisms, promoting biodiversity

and enhancing coastal resilience.

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Dubai Art Season returns with

a mix of artistic and cultural events

AUnder the patronage of

Her Highness Sheikha

Latifa bint Mohammed

bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

Chairperson of Dubai

Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai

Culture), the Authority announced

that during February and March,

the Dubai Art Season (DAS) 2022

will host a unique mix of artistic and

cultural events.

The theme for this year’s edition

is ‘Take a Walk on the Art Side,’

which will transform Dubai into

an ‘open art display’ that enables

citizens, residents, and visitors to

enjoy outstanding experiences. The

presence of artists from the UAE,

the region, and around the world at

these events is expected to add to

the emirate’s burgeoning cultural

scene.

DAS 2022 will host a two-monthlong

arts and cultural festival, which

will kick off with the Emirates Airline

The theme for this

year’s edition is

‘Take a Walk on the

Art Side,’ which

will transform

Dubai into an

‘open art display’

that enables

citizens, residents,

and visitors to

enjoy outstanding

experiences.

Festival of Literature, which will take

place at Al Habtoor City Hotels from

3 to 13 February in conjunction

with Dubai Culture. The Festival will

begin with an ‘Emirati Cultural Day,’

which will highlight the diversity of

Emirati literature.

Dubai Art Season is a

comprehensive annual artistic

celebration that brings together

a variety of creative events and

activities in public spaces, as

well as external art projects,

interactive initiatives, workshops,

exhibitions, discussion sessions,

and performing arts, through which

Dubai Culture aims to encourage

participation and make culture and

arts accessible to everyone and

everywhere, as well as supporting

and empowering promising talent,

and cementing Dubai’s cultural

identity.

-news@magzoid.com

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COVER ARTIST

Modern

Expressionism

By Peter Terrin

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“Every 2-3 years my style evolves a bit to keep it interesting for myself,”

says Peter Terrin

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Peter Terrin is an artist

from Belgium who has

always been drawn to art.

There were no defining

or critical moments in his

life that determined his path. His

need to paint has always been as

essential to his mental and spiritual

well-being as breathing and eating.

After graduating from a textile

design school in Belgium, he spent

years traveling and reinforcing his

enthusiasm for people.

Peter traveled the world and

worked in the hotel industry as an

entertainer. He used to build sets for

the big shows at night in the resorts.

Lots of painting and building involved

Peter

combines pallet

knives and acrylic

paint on large-scale

canvas to portray

emotions, moods, and

feelings. This distinctive

painting style gives

his work a lively

expression.

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COVER ARTIST

but it wasn’t the artistic career he

had hoped for. He ended up working

in Mexico and it was there that he

decided to quit his job to persue art.

Peter paints with heavy body

acrylics and uses big pallet knives

to do so. Once that part is done, he

uses more fluid acrylics to splash

paint over his canvas. Of course, he

did not invent the usage of a pallet

knife, but it became popular over

time. To keep things exciting for

himself, he changes his style every 2

to 3 years. He supposes his style can

be classified as a modern form of

expressionism.

Peter combines pallet knives and

acrylic paint on large-scale canvas

to portray emotions, moods, and

feelings. This distinctive painting style

gives his work a lively expression.

He blends several artistic styles

and incorporates different ideas to

produce something more than just a

portrait.

Mexico's amazing blend of things

drives him insane; the way they live,

their customs, their cuisine, their

family values, their music, and the

spectacular brilliant colors with which

they paint their homes. If he had

to sum up this subject in a single

line, he'd answer, "Mexico gave me

colors."

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Digital Art

By Albeniz Rodriguez

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“The key to success

is to maintain our

values and signature

style throughout

the process in

order to keep the

unique components

alive,” says Albeniz

Rodriguez

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Albeniz Rodriguez, a

master of caricatures

and a digital artist from

Santo Domingo, was

born in the Dominican

Republic. His career began when

he was very young, and soon after

being a classic artist, he got drawn

to the world of digital art.

His works have a contemporary

and comical style, with vibrant and

bright colors that reflect his outgoing

and communicative attitude. He

enjoys caricature and portraying

people and animals, analyzing their

features in order to communicate

their actual essence and make them

able to grin.

At the age of thirteen, he made

his first caricature for his father.

In 1992, he began working as an

illustrator for the Santo Domingo

Ministry of Education. Then came

the delight of winning the first prize

for a caricature of the President of

the Dominican Republic that was

published in a local weekly.

His sources of inspiration are

diverse, but current events, news,

and world politics provide him

with a steady stream of new ideas.

Rodriguez believes that artists

should not be influenced by the

work of others, and that the key to

success is to maintain our values

and signature style throughout the

process in order to keep the unique

components alive.

Rodriguez uses a variety of

materials to create one-of-a-kind

works of art, including watercolour,

pencil, ink, pastel, oil, acrylic, and

computer painting. Ramon Oviedo

and Hache are two of his favourite

painters in Santa Domingo, and

he appreciates Sebastian Kruger's

work all over the world. He has held

numerous exhibitions and events to

highlight the quality of his work. His

most recent show was for a cultural

event named "Art in the Cellar" in

Rome.

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His works have a

contemporary and

comical style, with

vibrant and bright

colors that reflect

his outgoing and

communicative

attitude.

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EVENTS

Sharjah Light Festival

Under the patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Dr.

Sultan bin Muhammad

Al Qasimi, Member of

the Supreme Council

and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah’s

beautiful architecture, cultural

heritage and light first came to

be in 2010 with the first Sharjah

Light Festival, an event rooted in

the emirate’s cultural identity and

heritage.

The Sharjah Light Festival (SLF)

is now an integral part of the

emirate’s landscape, growing from

a small spark, to attract hundreds

of thousands of visitors yearly who

come to be astonished by the

specially composed music, artistic

ingenuity and technical skills of the

masters who curate the stunning

illuminations onto the splendid

landmarks of Sharjah.

The Sharjah Light festival takes

visitors on a tour of cultural heights,

fusing all the components of

beauty, art, culture, education,

innovation and higher thinking into

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The Festival is a highly anticipated annual event, utilising creative

and innovative light technology and specifically curated music so

the iconic landmarks of the emirate, such as Sharjah Mosque, the

University City Hall, the Al Majaz Waterfront and many others can

literally be seen in a new light.

one glorious event. The energy of

the event, encompassing all of the

emirate and extending to the east

coast towns of Dibba, Khorfakkan

and Kalba, is loved by visitors

and residents, enriching travellers’

experience and integrating tourism,

culture and creativity in a profound

and meaningful manner while

benefiting the local community.

The Festival is a highly

anticipated annual event, utilising

creative and innovative light

technology and specifically curated

music so the iconic landmarks

of the emirate, such as Sharjah

Mosque, the University City Hall,

the Al Majaz Waterfront and many

others can literally be seen in a

new light. Many of the designs are

poetic and inspired by local culture,

stories and traditions or incorporate

nature and space, some are based

on more modern art and design,

all are beautiful and thought

provoking. Sharjah Light Festival

2022, the next edition takes place

from 9 to 20 February.

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Sky Views is the newest

attraction in Dubai.

The wait is over for thrill addicts

in Dubai, as the recently opened

Sky View Dubai allows them to slide

down from a high-rise building or

walk along a ledge hundreds of feet

above. Address Sky View, a threepart

attraction in Downtown Dubai,

opened its doors to the public in

November, providing visitors an

observatory, glass slide, and edgewalk

experience.

The observatory, which is located

on level 52 of the Address hotel’s

two towers, transports visitors above

the skies through a panoramic glass

elevator. One may go up a spiral

staircase from the glass lift to level

The Sky Views Glass Slide

has a transparent bottom

and sides, allowing you to

see all around you as you

slide down.

53, all while taking in spectacular

views of the Burj Khalifa, Downtown

Dubai, and Sheikh Zayed Road.

Sky Views Observatory is the

latest attraction from Emaar which

includes Sky Observatory, Sky Glass

Slide and Sky Edge Walk; three

distinctive experiences that provide

guests with unforgettable memories

and unbridled fun.

From level 53, a 46-meter glass

walkway connects the two towers,

which is now open to the public

via Sky Views Dubai. Adventurers

can use their photographic skills

to their advantage here, since the

scenery is breathtaking. The Sky

Views Glass Slide has a transparent

bottom and sides, allowing you

to see all around you as you slide

down.

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ART NEWS

Indian artist breaks

Guinness World Records with

giant portraits of the UAE Rulers

Sarans K.K., an Indian artist

has entered the Guinness

World Records’ book with

massive portraits of UAE

Rulers. The artist won the ‘largest

professional oil painting by a

single artist’ title for his 166.03sq.m

artwork created in the main hall of

the India Social and Cultural Centre

(ISC) in Abu Dhabi..

Sarans drew portraits of President

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin

Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al

Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime

Minister of the UAE and Ruler of

Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh

Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and

Deputy Supreme Commander of

“I am very happy.

This is my tribute to

the UAE-India longlasting

friendship. I

made this oil painting

as part of the 75th

year of the Indian

independence ‘Azadi Ka

Amrit Maholstav’ and

the UAE’s Year of 50th

celebrations,”

the UAE Armed Forces.

Sarans is delighted with his

achievement. “I am very happy.

This is my tribute to the UAE-India

long-lasting friendship. I made this

oil painting as part of the 75th year

of the Indian independence ‘Azadi

Ka Amrit Maholstav’ and the UAE’s

Year of 50th celebrations,” Sarans

said.

Sarans has broken the record set

by Chinese artist Li Hangyu. During

his previous visit in 2020, he had

made a portrait of UAE’s founding

father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin

Sultan Al Nahyan, which back

then entered the record books in a

similar category.

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EXPO 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai’s incredible

art trail

Garden by

Hamra Abbas

This art invites you into the

Mughal gardens of the 16th

century. Visitors literally get to

walk through it at the entrance of

Al Forsan Park. Embedded into

the ground, the stone mural paints

a utopic scenery, all elements

hand-sculptured from marble, lapis

lazuli, granite, serpentine, pink

calcite and jasper. Kuwaiti-born

visual artist Hamra Abbas taps into

traditional stone inlay technique

from Lahore.

Pillow Fort

Playground by

Afra Al Dhaheri

It is another deceptively softlooking

marble sculpture that kids

cannot seem to get enough of.

Artist Afra Al Dhaheri revisits her

Emirati roots and childhood in

this artwork composed of ‘tikkay’

or traditional floor pillows. Where

the sculpture dwarfs even adults,

it sparks a collective memory

of how small we felt in our own

childhood pillow forts. Find the

playful rendition just behind the

UAE Pavilion.

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Chimera by

Monira Al Qadiri

It is an otherworldly creature, a

metamorphosis of an oil drill and

an octopus. The gigantic ‘Chimera’

sculpture sits in the Opportunity

District made by Kuwaiti artist

Monira Al Qadiri. Its iridescent

surface shines with the intensity of

pearls, a nod to the UAE’s 8,000-

year history with pearl diving, and

looks to the future when oil was

discovered at the same time.

Wind Sculpture III by

Yinka Shonibare

It is frozen in time, like a cloth flung into the air and

caught on a pole. The hand-painted steel sculpture

hangs mid-motion in Al Forsan Park, paying homage

to the brightly coloured Ankara fabric that originated in

Indonesia. British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare traces

the journey taken by the patterned cloth, now closely

associated with African culture. Hang around, take

‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’-style photos with this six-metretall

whimsical artwork.

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EXPO 2020

A Point in Time by Khalil Rabah

It tells you exactly where you are standing on the planet. Known

as the re-inventor of history, Palestinian artist Khalil Rabah takes an

11th-century instrument used to measure latitudes and enlarges it into

a life-sized spectacle. Learn a bit of history while you marvel at it. One

of the greatest Islamic mathematicians Al Biruni discovered his city’s

latitude, modern day Uzbekistan, at the age of 17 using these tools and

the sun.

The Three

Objects

The three

objects – a black

hemisphere,

copper cone and

a pointed tool –

sit on a 10-metre

marble square

near the Jubilee

Park and next to

the Garden in the

Sky observation

tower. Though

these make for the

perfect Instagram

moment, look

down at the

intricate diagram

under your feet –

this is the latitude

of the Expo 2020

site.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Scribble Technique

By Erick Centeno

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“When I draw,

I feel good and

relaxed, and I

disconnect from

many things”, says

Erick Centeno

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Erick Centeno Ohlitas is a

Peruvian artist who resides

in Genoa, Italy. Art has

always been close to him

since his father was an

avid painter and taught him how to

produce them. He began his artistic

journey by making realistic drawings

with pencils and then got attracted

by the scribble technique.

When Erick moved from Peru to

Italy in 1999, everything changed

for him. His focus completely fell on

academics and art took a back seat

until he realized how much he was

missing out on and retrieved the first

sketches he drew with his father. He

realized that producing art helped

him feel better and now art is part of

his daily life.

Becoming more aware of his

surroundings, he is constantly struck

by new ideas. For instance, when he

walks down the street or watches a

movie, he observes keenly how he

can replicate it into his art giving it his

personal touch.

“When I draw, I feel good and

relaxed, and I disconnect from many

things. At first, I always have an idea

running through my head, not just

about the subject to be drawn, but

also about how I should do it and

what tools to use; all of this creates

an expectation, and I'm not quiet until

I start to make the first lines on paper;

many times, I don't like the artwork,

but I learn to finish it anyway” says

Erick.

Erick's journey is still long, but he

is on the right track. He particularly

likes portraits with strong contrast

and sharp expressions, as well as

moving scenes such as dancers and

sports. Many excellent artists have

honed their abilities in this sector, and

he has learned to appreciate various

sorts of art as well as learn about

other artists that are similar to him.

He is still improving and developing

his technique by seeking out new

sources of inspiration, honing his

approach via practice, and exploring

new kinds of art.

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When he walks down

the street or watches

a movie, he observes

keenly how he can

replicate it into his art

giving it his personal

touch.

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10 FASCINATING SCULPTURES

10 Fascinating

Sculptures

across the world

Cities across the world are home to beautiful modern works of

art molded out of stone or metal by master sculptors and artists.

No matter where you live or where you travel to, you will always

find stunning sculptures around. Here is a list of 10 fascinating

sculptures that leave everyone awe-inspired.

The Singing Ringing Tree

Completed in 2006, the Singing

Ringing Tree is a 10-foot-tall

sculpture meant to resemble the

shape and beauty of an actual tree.

The structure, which was designed

by artists Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu,

was engineered using galvanized

steel and placed in such a way

that once the wind rushes through,

a song is produced. Situated in

the Pennine hill range overlooking

Burnley, England, the sculpture

won the National Award of the

Royal Institute of British Architects

(RIBA) in 2007.

Ferrari Statue

Located some 25 miles east of Bologna, the

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari is a

raceway close to the Italian city of Imola. whereas the

racetrack is known for its several exciting races and the

compelling sculpture outside it, it's unfortunately also

referred to as the place where internationally beloved

Formula 1 race car driver Ayrton Senna died when a

crash during a race.

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Bear and the Strawberry Tree

Located in central Madrid and designed

by the Spanish sculptor Antonio Navarro

Santafé, the statue of the Bear and the

Strawberry Tree is a 1967 work that

represents Madrid's coat of arms. The statue,

placed in a very public square referred to as

Puerta Del Sol, is formed of stone and bronze

and stands some thirteen feet tall.

Les Voyageurs

Les Voyageurs, by French creative

person Bruno Catalano, in Marseilles,

France, is an enigmatic sculpture

thought to evoke memories and

components of themselves that each

traveler inevitably leaves behind once

they leave home for a brand new

shore.

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Metalmorphosis

Metalmorphosis by David Cerný

is a mirrored water fountain found

at the Whitehall Technology Park

in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is

a colossal, stainless steel head

that spits water into the pond it sits

in. If you watch the fountain long

enough, you might even get to

see the seven horizontal segments

rotate 360 degrees until the face is

an unrecognizable miss-match of

reflective features.

Freedom Sculpture

"Freedom" by artist Zenos

Frudakis, is a Philadelphia-based

public art display housed on the

side of the former GlaxoSmithKline

building in Philadelphia. Erected

in 2001, the work showcases

the figure of a man in four

transformative movements that

represent his journey from bondage

to freedom.

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First Generation

A self-taught sculptor, Chong Fah

Cheong, is perhaps best known

for this whimsical sculpture, First

Generation. The 5 boys jumping

into the Singapore River shows the

lighter side of everyday life around

the river in the past. The river

played a pivotal role in the history

and development of Singapore.

Children living by the riverbanks

used to enjoy swimming in the river

despite the pollution.

Non Violence

Non Violence (also known as

The Knotted Gun) by Carl Fredrik

Reuterswärd is aptly located next

to the United Nations in New

York. The sculpture has come to

represent hope for a nonviolent

future. The piece—commissioned

by Luxembourg as a gift for the

U.N.—has been cited as one of the

inspirations behind the arms-to-art

movement.

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10 FASCINATING SCULPTURES

Mustangs of Las Colina

The Mustangs of Las Colinas by

Robert Glen is a breathtakingly

realistic bronze sculpture of

nine wild mustangs galloping

across a stream. Tourists from

around the world come to view

the impressive, larger-than-life

depiction that serves as the

centerpiece of Williams Square, a

stark, pink granite plaza in the Las

Colinas Urban Center.

The Architectural Fragment

The Architectural Fragment

by Petrus Spronk is located in

Melbourne. This sculpture that’s

seemingly buried underground,

stands before the State Library of

Victoria. It’s meant to symbolize

the downfall of civilization while

alluding to the transience of the

present. The city commissioned the

work as part of a larger public art

project in 1992.

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Portraits

By Norris Yim

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“There is a face in front of me, but I can’t pinpoint what it is,” says

Norris Yim

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Norris Yim is a self-taught

painter based in Hong

Kong who graduated

from Hong Kong

Polytechnic University's

School of Design (Environmental &

Interior) in 2014. Searching for an

alternative way to express himself,

he created abstract paintings as a

way to cure his spirit. Using multiple

color thicknesses to create an

abstract painting (often a portrait),

the abstract pigments represent his

Using multiple color

thicknesses to create an

abstract painting (often

a portrait), the abstract

pigments represent his

dark side and mood, which

forms the foundation of

the art.

is the same as thinking without

imagination. Even though the contour

is determined, the more multitasking

you do, the fewer specifics define,

especially in faces or memories of

the inside. The picture depicts the

forgetting process and thoughts that

are just out of grasp. “Observation,

memory, imagination, are the

principal aspects of my work. In the

end, I’m just fulfilling my ambition

through colors to create more

inspirations,” says Norris.

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dark side and mood, which forms the

foundation of the art.

Painting for him, is purely a means

of self-presentation, a process

of transforming his observation

of others and internalizing it as

creative inspiration. Seeking his

spiritual satisfaction with poetry,

self-expression is often tinged with

loneliness.

Norris believes that portraits are

colored with illusory, dark, and

lonely self-expression. Memory loss,

bewilderment, and an imbalanced

existence are all symptoms of an

unbalanced life when you try to

see but can't. Living without a soul

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A gallery art cafe that serves

art at your table is one of the most unique

and eco-friendly stores in California

Sacramento.Shop, an

Atrium 916 gallery,

features upcycled, ecofriendly

distinctive art

and inventive products

with a zero-waste twist. Tire wallets

and messenger bags, reusable

water balloons, and even a Chinese

takeout container that has been

transformed into an amp and

battery-operated Bluetooth speaker

are among the items on display.

The Atrium Gallery Store promotes

creativity and inventiveness

with everything from clothing to

technology, wall art to kitchen

items.

Your first order of art is presented

on a golden plate; it could be clay

modeling, mask painting, or canvas

Your first order of

art is presented on a

golden plate; it could

be clay modeling, mask

painting, or canvas

painting. Your paint

palette and brush water

are both renewed, and

your artwork is matched

with a locally produced

kombucha or a hot

pot of tea.

painting. Your paint palette and

brush water are both renewed,

and your artwork is matched with

a locally produced kombucha or a

hot pot of tea.

A baby grand piano, as well

as tablet games that test your

recycling knowledge, are open

and ready for everyone to enjoy.

Customers are encouraged to

return empty product packaging,

which includes everything from

beauty care containers to empty

candles. Atrium 916 collects the

empty containers and delivers them

to the manufacturers, who sanitize

them and re-fill their products for a

zero-waste system.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Dynamism,

strength, vision,

and the capacity to

bring brightness to

everyday objects are

significant themes in his

works, prompting the

observer to rethink

his viewpoint of the

ordinary.

Ramy Elzaghawy

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colossal Longest Graffiti Art Wall.

Dynamism, strength, vision, and

arts has led him to work on a

variety of projects in the UAE's

educational system.

the capacity to bring brightness to Elzaghawy has worked tirelessly

Ramy Elzaghawy has given everyday objects are significant to raise the profile of graffiti art and

graffiti a new lease on themes in his works, prompting the has collaborated on several highprofile

projects with notable Middle

life and has played a key observer to rethink his viewpoint of

role in changing people's the ordinary.

Eastern corporations. Jumeirah

perceptions of the art form in the

UAE. His ability to turn a blank,

empty area into a vivid piece of

art and breathe life into every inch

of the wall has earned him the

winning title of Street Nights Art.

Being praised for the beauty and

Elzaghawy's capacity to work

across cultures and strengths was

demonstrated through a series of

workshops that centered on the

exploration of a variety of mediums

and techniques presented to

individuals with a variety of talents

Group hotels Barasti, Zero Gravity,

Zinc, Steigenberger Hotel,

Ajman Municipality, Yas Marina,

Grosvenor House, Grand Hyatt,

and The Arabian Radio Network

are among his many clientele

ideas conveyed through his art, he and art experiences. His passion

was given an 11-meter wall space for educating people about the

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Rather

than explaining a

notion, her art aims

to elicit an emotional

response. Its goal is to

arouse curiosity and

inspire exploration of

the inner realms and

dimensions beyond

the known.

Maria

Perevoshchikova

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Maria Perevoshchikova is a

Russian abstract acrylic painter.

Having developed a passion for

art at an early age, her mother

encouraged her to pursue it. Maria

graduated from The South-Ural Fine

Arts School at the age of 18, where

she furthered her knowledge of

color, line, form, composition, and

art history.

She moved to the beautiful

tropical island of Bali, Indonesia in

2010. For six years, Bali became

her spiritual home and the source

of her newfound passion for

painting. Her success at local art

exhibitions on the island gave her

the confidence to follow her dream

of becoming an artist.

She relocated herself to Dubai

in 2017. Maria's work style was

influenced by the new environment

of the fast-changing, dynamic,

and international metropolis, which

opened up new prospects for her

budding art career.

Maria strives to create ethereal

visions that anyone of any

age, gender, race, or cultural

background can be affected by or

relate to. Rather than explaining

a notion, her art aims to elicit an

emotional response. Its goal is

to arouse curiosity and inspire

exploration of the inner realms and

dimensions beyond the known.

Her source of inspiration is

nature; she intends to synchronize

strokes with resonations from

nature's structures, revealing

sacred regions, and it is there that

she channels the shifting magic

into paintings. She strives to make it

appear as if the viewer can visually

enter the painting and have a vivid

immersive experience by using

dramatic perspective, texture, and

value changes.

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Grafitti Art

By DOES

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“He who does, creates,” says DOES

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DOES is a worldrenowned

street creator

from The Netherlands

who is known for his

contemporary, unreal

graffiti writing. Joos van Barneveld,

better known as DOES, was born in

Veghel, The Netherlands, in 1982.

In 1997 he discovered graffiti, a

passion that coerced him into a

double life.

For over a decade, he was forced

to combine the daily expectations of

working as an extremely sought-after

skilled athlete with the covert nightly

secrets of an established graffiti

writer. When an injury terminated

his athletic pursuits at the age of 28,

DOES looks

at graffiti as

an archive

from which he

can physically

extract samples

representing his

own roots

DOES took it as a chance to move

his focus to art.

In his drawings and paintings on

and off the wall, the focal points

accommodate 3D lettering, balanced

color schemes, and the artist’s

capability to regulate the purity

of outlines and clarity of content.

DOES developed his distinctive

style by understanding the intricate

construction of artwork and color

combination and placement. The

robust movements we find in his

artwork seem to be wild style;

however precise execution and

designing are the core of all of

DOES’s work. From his letters,

with their dizzying color schemes

stretched so much that they seem

to release abstract energy and

spread drips all over the wall to his

elaborated paper assemblages that

take the haptic 3D experience to the

next level.

DOES looks at graffiti as an archive

from which he can physically extract

samples representing his own roots.

His intention with the archeology

of urban areas is keeping a trace

of the geographical coordinates of

his walls, readapting the tools of

a science that typically deals with

leisure pursuits to underline his own

story and therefore the impact of

graffiti culture on our society in the

present. Though his style is pure,

DOES doesn’t like to limit him to one

discipline. Over the years, DOES’s

work has varied into illustrative

drawings, prints, murals, and

canvases. He has quickly sculpted

out a reputation as one of the most

effective practitioners of the craft,

and today his work is featured in

exhibitions and collections across the

globe.

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EVENTS

Art Installations to

check out around the UAE

A CELEBRATORY PIECE

The Malaysia Pavilion, in collaboration with Emirati artist Shatha Essa Al Mulla, has presented Expo 2020

Dubai with a beautiful artwork in honour of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. The art was created after the Emirati

artist and designer used the Expo 2020 Business App – Expo 2020’s official business platform, designed

to facilitate business connections before and during the event – to explore expanding her business in

Malaysia. Al Mulla worked closely with Malaysian artists, under the guidance of the Malaysian Green

Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC), to build 50 cones that represent 50 sand dunes of

the UAE.

Location: Malaysia Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai

PILLAR OF FORTITUDE

Pillar of Fortitude by Helidon Xhixha, is

dedicated to the glorious celebration to

mark the 50th National Day Anniversary

as the nation commemorates its milestone

Golden Jubilee. The sculpture measures

7 meters in height alluding to the numeric

1, representing the 7 Emirates of the UAE,

standing tall and united, soaring upwards

into the sky, towards a prosperous, limitless

future.

Location: DIFC, Gate 6, Podium Level

(above Hutong Restaurant)

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THE TREE OF LIGHTS

Downtown’s newest hotspot has added

an impressive art installation, set to take

centre stage at the venue. The Tree of

Lights is an overgrown juniper bonsai tree

that has been reimagined and imbued with

light. Created by the expert team of artists

and engineers at San Francisco based

Color+Light, the incredible tree stands an

impressive 18 foot tall and 20 foot wide,

with a base measuring 6-foot. One of only

a handful of similar creations in the world,

from the Burning Man to Urla, the Tree of

Lights is the first of its kind in Dubai.

Location: URLA, Fountain Level,

Address Downtown Dubai Hotel

WORLD OF COLOR

A new show has been

announced titled, ‘World of

Colour’ which will paint and

illuminate Downtown Dubai

in a kaleidoscope of colours

using lights and lasers. There

are shows five days a week.

From Wednesday to Friday,

there are two shows that take

place, the first at 7.45pm and

the second at 9.45pm. On the

(new) weekend, Saturday and

Sunday, there are three shows

taking place at 7.45pm, 8.15pm

and 9.45pm. World of Colour’s

light and colour performance

will be paired with stunning

video content which will see

vibrant colours splashing

around the world’s largest LED

screen.

Location: Burj Khalifa

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ART NEWS

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The ‘Ajman Art Touring’ initiative

launched by the Department of Tourism

Development in Ajman

To support talents and

ensure the sustainability

of the arts and culture

sector, as well as

enriching the cultural

scene in the emirate, the

Ajman Department for Tourism

Development has organized its

latest initiative, ‘Ajman Art Touring,’

to exhibit the works and paintings

of talented artists across the region.

The program is part of the Art

& Cultural Office’s goals, which

include partnering with over 250

local and international artists to

showcase their artworks at the

recently launched Al Murabba

Arts Festival, in collaboration with

strategic partners from the emirates

hospitality sector. The Ajman Art

Touring is part of the ‘World’s

Coolest Winter’ program, which

aims to promote Ajman as a major

arts and culture destination.

Ajman Tourism is also looking

for 5-star hotels in the emirate to

. The Ajman Art Touring

is part of the ‘World’s

Coolest Winter’

program, which aims

to promote Ajman as a

major arts and culture

destination.

hold exhibitions of the participating

artists’ work, such as the Ajman

Hotel, Ajman Saray Hotel, and Bahi

Ajman Palace Hotel.

The program contributes to the

enrichment of Ajman’s cultural

sector by encouraging artistic

talents and providing them with

a platform to display their work,

which will reflect Ajman’s dynamic

and diverse cultural scene on

both a local and international

level. The department is always

working to promote cultural and

artistic activities, support artistic

movements, and create awareness

about the role of culture in

preserving and reinforcing Emirati

identity.

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SPECIAL DAYS

Valentine’s

Day

When February

14 rolls around,

lovers and friends

exchange letters,

chocolates,

jewelry and other gifts in honor of

Valentine's Day. While this popular

holiday has become known for

its sweet gestures like cards and

romantic dinner ideas for two, the

history of Valentine's Day is not

something many people know of.

Valentine's Day, also known as

Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast

of Saint Valentine, is observed on

February 14 every year. It began

as a Christian feast day honoring

one or two early Christian martyrs

named Saint Valentine and has

since evolved into a significant

cultural, religious, and commercial

celebration of romance and love in

many parts of the world thanks to

later folk traditions.

Valentine's Day rituals, such

as giving candy, and flowers,

originated in early modern England

and extended throughout the

English-speaking globe in the

nineteenth century. Handwritten

letters and poems expressing

romantic feelings were increasingly

Handwritten

letters and poems

expressing romantic

feelings were increasingly

common. Valentine's cards

became commercially

available, and typical gifts

included sweets and flowers,

particularly red roses,

which symbolized

love and beauty.

common. Valentine's cards became

commercially available, and typical

gifts included sweets and flowers,

particularly red roses, which

symbolized love and beauty.

People across the globe celebrate

Valentine’s Day by sending love

messages to partners, friends, and

family. On this day, couples all over

the world send Valentine’s Day

flowers and cards to each other,

and also spend time together to

celebrate the love and affection they

have for each other.

The day celebrates the bond and

the relationship between people.

It is a day that teaches us how we

should express our love, care, and

respect for anyone important in our

life. It helps us to feel happy about

our loved ones. It also shows us the

importance of happiness we feel

when we are around the ones who

matter to us.

This Valentine’s Day, if you have

a better half or partner, express

your love for them. However, do

not forget to express your love to

those other people who are also

important in your life. This is the

day to thank people, whosoever

they are, for being there in your

life and being with you when you

needed them. Since Valentine’s Day

is all about love, one should make

it a point to spread the love around

them. On this Valentine’s Day, do

something that would make people

around you feel happy. A nice

dinner outing, going to the movies,

cooking a fancy meal at home, or

hosting Valentine's Day party are all

great ways to celebrate this day

of love.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Beauty of Women

& Flowers

By Zhao Xiaoli

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“Everyone has their own way of artistic

expression, what I like may not be the same

as what you like,” says Zhao Xiaoli

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Zhao Xiaoli is an artist

based in China whose

works express the

confusion and depression

of girlhood, combining

retro style with current trends to form

a collage of self-expression.

Being a Master of Fine Arts

graduate from Autonomous

University of Barcelona, she

innovates the dissemination of artistic

creation in the form of short videos.

The main subject of her paintings are

women and flowers. She believes

that the beauty between women

and flowers is interlinked. Zhao

Xiaoli draws some of her thoughts

and feelings into the pieces that she

works on. She feels everyone has

their own artistic expression. Many

characters and feelings conveyed in

her paintings are somewhat similar to

herself.

It has been two years since she

has relied on images and paintings

to enter everyone’s field of vision.

“Looking back on the past few years,

I am lucky, fortunate in the tolerance

and change of the times, but there

has been hardships and ridicule that

I have had to face. Some people say

that I am a pioneer of exploration,

while others sneer at me,” says Zhao

Xiaoli.

With over 20 million followers on

her social media platforms, she was

announced Douyin Person of the

Year, has held numerous exhibitions

in art galleries and has been

reported by well-known media at

home and abroad.

The main subject

of her paintings are

women and flowers.

She believes that

the beauty between

women and flowers

is interlinked.

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for

The Emirates

Airline Festival of

Literature

The Emirates Airline Festival

of Literature is the region’s

largest celebration of the written

and spoken word. Along with

homegrown talent taking centre

stage, the fair offers visitors of all

ages the chance to interact with

their favourite authors, attend

literary debates and participate in

workshops. Celebrate literature,

arts and creativity with world

leaders, thinkers and icons with

this year's optimistic theme 'Here

Comes the Sun'. The 2022 edition

will mark the beginning of a new

era with a brand new location at

Al Habtoor City along with special

activations at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Date: February 3-13, 2022

Location: Al Habtoor City

For more information, visit: https://

www.emirateslitfest.com/

Earthly Sand Flower Treasures

by

Art Creation Dubai

Gallery

The exhibition’s title, “Sand Flower,”

comes from the desert rose, a complex

formation of sand grains and crystal

clusters. The exhibition includes works

that manifest the artist’s notion of this

fragmented world, and they unearth

his vision that there is a fractal face to

the geometry of nature. “Sand Flower,”

will be on display at the gallery from

December 18th 2021 through March

18th, 2022.

Date: Until March 18, 2022

Location: Dubai International Financial

Centre

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Sharjah Islamic Art Festival

Lawrence Abu

Hamdan: The

Sonic Image

Tracing the contours of immaterial forms

of colonisation, Abu Hamdan has created

a distinctive practice of visual expression.

In The Sonic Image, the artist maps out an

aesthetic atlas for how we see sound—that

leaking of substances, which cannot be held

by the membrane of either state or person;

body or apparatus.

Date: March 4 – July 4, 2022

Location: Gallery 4, 5 & 6 Al Mureijah Square

For more information, visit: http://sharjahart.

org/sharjah-art-foundation

From End to End-

Photography

Exhibition

‘From End to End’ prompts the

viewer to question mankind’s

synergy with the natural world.

The exhibition features a series

of thought-provoking images that

demonstrate the ever-evolving

process of art and creation by six

Emirati photographers: Ola Allouz,

Yagoub Al Hammadi, Mousa Al

Raeesi, Faisal Al Rais, Mona Al

Tamimi and Maitha Bughanoum.

Date: Until March 1, 2022

Location: Tashkeel Studio and

Gallery

For more information, visit: https://

tashkeel.org/

Mur Murs (Mural Murals) by

Agnes Varda

Narrated by Agnes Varda, Mur Murs is an exploration of

the vibrant public murals around Los Angeles, California in

the 1980s. Moving through the city, from Venice Beach to

Watts, Varda interviews artists and captures the spectacular

and often socially critical murals they produce. The film is at

once a catalogue of striking artworks, a portrait of the city’s

diverse communities, as well as a barometer of the social

issues of the time.

Date: January 28- February 6

Location: Gallery 9, Jameel Arts Centre

For more information, visit: https://jameelartscentre.org/

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ART NEWS

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The public can now visit the Al Barza

majlis in Qasr Al Watan.

For the first time since

the presidential palace

opened in 2019, the Al

Barza majlis in Qasr Al

Watan is receiving visitors.

An Emirati majlis is a place of

assembly and council that can

accommodate up to 300 people

and is lavishly furnished with crystal

chandeliers and gold accents.

According to a statement from

Qasr Al Watan about the facility,

the Emirati majlis is the UAE’s

deep-rooted cultural tradition of

convening meetings for members

of the community to deliberate

and share information amongst

themselves.” “A barza refers to

the Emirati majlis

is the UAE’s deeprooted

cultural

tradition of

convening meetings

for members of

the community to

deliberate and share

information amongst

themselves.”

a majlis session in which critical

matters can be brought to the

notice of a sheikh”.

Al Barza’s size is a draw in and

of itself since it is the palace’s

second-largest room after the Great

Hall, to which it is adjacent.

Visitors who participate in guided

tours or utilize the multimedia

headsets will gain a better

understanding of the historic role

of majlises, which are “designated

areas for cultural, political, and

social gatherings that exemplify the

ethos of participatory politics in

the UAE.”

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ART FACTS

The movie made

by moving single

atoms. In 2013, IBM Research

published the world’s shortest

animation film. The film called "A

Boy and His Atom" is a 60-second

whimsical story of a boy becoming

friends with an atom. The scientists used

a tunneling microscope to produce the

stop-motion film. The instrument

magnified the 12 atoms to

100 million times their

actual size.

Biggest

gold coin ever

got stolen. In one of the

more impressive heists in

recent history, a huge gold coin

disappeared from the Bode Museum

in Berlin. The coin holds a Guinness

World Record for purity of gold

and weighs over 100kg. Minted

in Canada in 2007, the coin

is also called the 'big

maple leaf'.

In 2003 street artist

Banksy stuck his own work

to the wall in the Tate Modern

Museum The prank was soon undone

by its inadequate glue, but for a few

hours ‘Crimewatch UK Has Ruined the

Countryside For All of Us’ was hung in one

of the world’s most famous museums. It

also inspired Andrzej Sobiepan, a Polish art

student, to a similar feat in 2005, where

for three days he successfully passed

off his work as part of the National

Museum’s collection.

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The Beatles

and when they started

printing the lyrics of their

songs Juan Carrion, a huge fan of

the Beatles, used the lyrics from his

favorite group to help his students learn

English. He then went on to meeting John

Lennon and asking him if the Beatles'

album covers could print the lyrics

to the songs. Coincidentally or not,

subsequent album jackets came

complete with the words

Professor Carrion had

requested.

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ART FACTS

Trevi

Fountain, more

than 1M eur in coins raised

every year Throw a coin into

the water of the Trevi Fountain and

you'll return to Rome, the romantics

say. Yes, maybe the splendour of the

ancient city will encourage you back

soon, but few people know the real

good when you throw coins into the

fountain. More than a million euros

are collected annually, helping

to feed thousands of

people.

The

Family of Pascual

Duarte, a book without

full stops Published in 1942,

the novel 'The Family of Pascual

Duarte' by Camilo José Cela

contains just one full stop: the full

stop at the end. The whole story just

goes and goes and goes... Cela

was a Nobel Laureate, so you

can count on his writing to

be excellent.

Portraits

that get older as

you walk by them. The

unique portraits of Sergio

Cadenes appear to age

in front of your eyes as

you pass by them, and

they're oil portraits!

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Drawing sketching

painting

Rawan Abdul

fattah Malha

The Abra Ride along

Burdubai

Nasha Maryam

Blare

Nilesh Kumar

Intricate mandala art.

Nirali Shah

Papagayo at Race Start, the Regatta, in Fort

Vieux, Castries, St. Lucia, East Caribbean, to

coincide with the Start of the Race of the 2019

ARC (Atlantic) Cruiser Rally

Patricia E.M. Thompson

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

This artwork is titled

"Jokes on You" and

was created using

watercolour and pen to

raise awareness about

gambling addictions.

Raima Kodnani

Grade 11

Dubai International

Academy - Emirates Hills

Sunset at

Abu Dhabi

beach

Noor Ahmed

Elakhdar

View of the Burj Khalifa

Roanak Bambarawana

Grade 6

Scholars International

Academy, Sharjah

My drawing

Rudra Nair

Space: This is created

to showcase the

beauty of success

and discovery

through incorporating

space as a setting,

and portraying the

astronaut on the moon

as an achievement.

Rian Mehta

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CROSSWORD

Across

2. Term for paintings in shades

of grey

4. Paint made from pigments

and plastic

7. Term for reproducing a texture by

laying paper over it and rubbing it

with a pencil or crayon

8. Vermillion is a shade of this color

9. The artist who said ‘Everything you

can imagine is real’

10. Art critic who coined the term

“Impressionism”

6

7 8

9

10

Down

1. Location of the Metropolitan

Museum of Art

3. The main visual element in

Impressionist painting

5. The term for brightness and

dullness of a color

6. The marble slab that eventually

became Michelangelo’s David

was originally intended as

a statue of this famous character

Answers:

1 Manhattan

2 Grisaille

3 Color

4 Acrylic

5 Intensity

6 Hercules

7 Frottage

8 Red

9 Picasso

10 Leroy

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TRIVIA

When is Sharjah Light Festival 2022 taking place?

What does Evgeny Potapkin specialize in?

What is the newest attraction in Dubai called?

Where does artist Antonio Murgia reside currently?

Where is the Freedom Sculpture located?

When is Burell Collection set to open?

What is Joos van Barneveld better known as?

What is the world’s shortest animation film called?

When is World Radio Day?

Where is the Robot Science Museum located?

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9 Interpersonal relationships

10 Russia

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The

Designer's

Corner

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built by

Gustave Eiffel for the 1889

Exposition Universelle, which

was to celebrate the 100th

year anniversary of the French

Revolution

The French have a nickname

for the tower: La Dame de Fer,

"the Iron Lady."

1,063 feet (324 meters) tall,

including the antenna at the

top. Without the antenna, it is

984 feet (300 m)

It was the world's tallest

structure until the Chrysler

Building was built in New York

in 1930

Welcomes almost 7 million

visitors a year, making it the

most visited monument that

you have to pay for in the

world

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Empire State

Building

Steel-framed skyscraper

rising 102 stories that was

completed in New York City

in 1931

At the time of its completion,

the Empire State Building, at

102 stories and 1,250 feet

high (1,454 feet to the top of

the lightning rod), was the

world’s tallest skyscraper

Located in Midtown

Manhattan, on Fifth Avenue

at 34th Street

It’s currently the 4th tallest

building in New York City, the

6th tallest in the United States,

and the 43rd tallest tower in

the world.

Hosts more than 4 million

visitors each year

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JEWELLERY

Tiffany

Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Pendant in

Yellow Gold with Rubies, 16 mm. The

simple, evocative shape of Elsa Peretti

Open Heart designs celebrates the spirit of

love. This elegant style is one of her most

iconic, expertly crafted in yellow gold

with five round rubies. Layer it with other

necklaces or wear as its own statement.

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Piaget

Piaget Rose bracelet in 18K white gold set with

181 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.17 cts) and

4 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.61 ct). avour

this luxury bracelet’s refined design and golden

petals that almost bloom at the touch. An iconic

diamond bracelet for women from one of our most

timeless collections. The Piaget Rose collection

represents the space where nature, design and

passion intersect to create delicate, ever-blooming

pieces.

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Tiffany

Paloma's Graffiti Love Ring in

Rose Gold, Small. This delicate

ring is designed with a loving

sentiment. Featuring Paloma

Picasso’s own handwriting, this

expressive collection is inspired

by the street art of New York City.

For a bold style statement, pair

this ring with Paloma Picasso®

rings of varying metals.

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Gucci

Interlocking G bracelet with gemstones. Classic

elements come together atop this yellow gold

bracelet, allowing it to be worn again and again.

The delicate chain is enriched with precious

stones that mix with the House's monogram.

The style is completed by an Interlocking G

charm at the closure.

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Tiffany

Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Stud Earrings. he simple,

evocative shape of Elsa Peretti Open Heart designs

celebrates the spirit of love. Sweeping lines and

open spaces form this elegant creation.

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Piaget

Piaget Rose Palace Decoration earrings in 18K rose

gold set with 144 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx.

1.28 ct). They are set with diamonds that sit

delicately on the petals, glistening like drops of dew

in the morning. The reliefs of nature are engraved

onto these luxury earrings using a Palace décor

engraving technique. A pair of rose gold diamond

earrings that take the beauty and majesty of the

queen of flowers and eternalise them in rose gold.

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Tiffany

Piaget

Piaget Rose bracelet in 18K rose gold, set with a brilliant-cut diamond (approx. 0.01 ct).

With this bracelet Piaget revisits its historic rose, giving it a spirited reinterpretation. A

delicious rose unfurls its golden openwork petals in a subtle pink nuance. In a precious

touch, a diamond shines at the heart of the flower.

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Elsa Peretti® Open Heart Bracelet in

Rose Gold, 11 mm. The simple, evocative

shape of Elsa Peretti Open Heart designs

celebrates the spirit of love. Delicate hearts

exude timeless sophistication.

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Piaget

JEWELLERY

Possession open ring in 18K rose gold set with 58 brilliant-cut

diamonds (approx. 0.34 ct). Always brilliant and constantly on

the move, the turning rings at either end of this luxury open

ring sparkle elegantly with a sprinkling of diamonds. More than

an alluring rose gold diamond ring, Possession jewellery is the

symbol of a life filled with positive energy and optimism.

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Bulgari

Bulgari

In a tribute to its spirit animal, Bvlgari captures the power of seduction

in this Serpenti Viper ring, camouflaging sensuality and temptation in

a hypnotic design. Sophisticated and glamorous, this ring coils around

the finger, striking with the precious beauty of its scales, the use of

unconventional materials and the distinctive sinuosity of the snake.

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Serpenti Viper bracelet in 18 kt rose gold

with demi-pavé diamonds. An ultra-modern

interpretation of Bvlgari’s famed icon of glamour

and seduction, Serpenti Viper enchants with its

innovative and cutting-edge design. Abstracting

the mythical snake through geometric and sleek

shapes, the bracelet coils around the wrist striking

with the precious beauty of the scales and with the

distinctive sinuosity of the Serpenti collection.

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Swarovski

Swarovski

Una pendant, Heart, Small, White, Rose-gold tone

plated. Embodying the beauty of nature with its

double swan design, this delicate, heart-shaped

pendant symbolizes the power of eternal love – and

a new beginning for the Swarovski swan emblem.

It features refined pavé crystals set against a rose

gold-tone plated chain.

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Una stud earrings, Heart, Small, White, Rose-gold

tone plated. Ideal for everyday dressing, these pierced

earrings represent a new direction for the iconic

Swarovski swan emblem. Formed in the shape of a

heart, this rose gold-tone plated pair is designed to

spark the imagination with dazzling pavé crystals.

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Bulgari

Fiorever necklace

in 18 kt white gold

set with brilliant-cut

diamonds (5.55 ct)

and pavé diamonds

(0.41 ct).

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Bulgari

Fiorever ring in 18 kt white gold with a brilliant-cut

diamond (0.30 ct) and pavé diamonds (0.79 ct).

Blooming amongst the marvels of the Eternal City,

Fiorever draws inspiration from the alluring fourpetal

flower cherished by the Romans as a symbol of

happiness and joy. With bright diamonds gathered

into a breath-taking bloom and uniquely cut to fit the

tilting petals, the show-stopping spiral ring catches

the eye reimagining the sparkling beauty of nature

with glamour and enchanting radiance.

www.bulgari.com

Bulgari

Fiorever bracelet in 18 kt white gold with brilliant-cut

diamonds (2.61 ct) and pavé diamonds (0.09 ct).

www.bulgari.com

Swarovski

Una bracelet, Heart, Small, White, Rose-gold tone plated.

Symbolizing eternal love, this elegant bracelet features the

iconic Swarovski swan in the shape of a heart. Catching the

eye with a refined crystal pavé setting, this rose gold-tone

plated design has an adjustable pulling mechanism to create a

personal – and comfortable – fit for your wrist.

www.swarovski.com

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Rolex

The Oyster Perpetual

34 with a pink dial and

an Oyster bracelet.The

aesthetics of the Oyster

Perpetual models set

them apart as symbols

of universal and classic

style. They embody

timeless form and

function, firmly rooted in

the pioneering origins of

Rolex.

www.rolex.com

Fendi

Forever Fendi 29 MM - Watch with FF logo

bracelet.Polished and brushed stainless steel case,

crown set with 1 white onyx. Genuine pink opal dial

set with 12 diamonds, approx. 0.06 carat, silver

colored indexes, silver colored hands. Satinbrushed

stainless steel bracelet with polished FF

logo central links, folding buckle.

www.fendi.com

Rolex

This Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in Oystersteel

features a pink dial and a Jubilee bracelet.The light

reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the

elegant profile of the 28 mm Oyster case, which is

fitted with a domed bezel. Rolex's classic feminine

watch, the Lady-Datejust is in the lineage of the

Datejust, the emblematic model that has been a

byword for style and accurate timekeeping.

www.rolex.com

Mont Blanc

23mm x 35mm stainless steel case, stainless

steel back, non-screw crown with 1 o-ring, domed

sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, white

mother-of-pearl dial with crossover numerals at 3,

6, 9 and 12 o'clock, quartz Montblanc 4810/110

movement, pink alligator manchette strap with pin

buckle. Water resistant to 3 bar (30 m).

www.montblanc.com

Cartier

Cartier Ballon Bleu de

Cartier Watch 33mm

Pink Dial Stainless

Steel Bracelet. A bold

and dynamic timepiece

from the prestigious

Ballon Bleu de Cartier

collection. This reliable

companion for the

elegant lady, has been

crafted by French luxury

watchmakers, Cartier.

The dial is something

quite incredible. It

features a pink guilloche

embellished surface

with an eye-catching

wave effect and a strong

injection of vibrant blue

colour seen in these

elegant sword-shaped

central steel hands.

www.cartier.com

Mont Blanc

Radiate style with this Montblanc watch that has

been designed to deliver elegance and luxury.

Made from stainless steel, its rectangular bezel

surrounds an opaline dial set with silver-tone

markers and the brand name. The pink leather strap

adds to its beauty and the buckle closure ensures a

comfortable fit.

www.montblanc.com

Chopard

Imperiale watch with a pink

mother-of-pearl dial.The soft pink

tones of this Chopard Imperiale

watch conspire to create a

classically feminine timepiece.

An iridescent pink mother-ofpearl

dial is delicately inscribed

with the Imperiale arabesque

motif. Continuing the classical

theme are the applied rose gold

Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9 and

12 o'clock with skeletonised hour

and minute hands telling the

time. The remaining hour batons

are delicately set with white

diamonds.

www.chopard.com

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Chopard

Patek

WATCHES IN FOCUS

The Happy Sport

collection is

the emblem of

Chopard's creativity

and boldness.

Its playful,freespinning

gems,

dancing between

two sapphire

crystals,have

captured the

imagination

since 1993, when

Chopard became

the first Maison to

combine steel and

diamonds.

www.chopard.com

Omega

Omega De Ville

Ladymatic Pink

Mother of Pearl

Diamomd Dial Ladies

Steel Watch.With

Manufacturer Serial

Numbers.Mother of

Pearl Pink Dial Set

with Diamonds.11

Diamond Hour

Markers.Polished

Stainless Steel

Bezel Covered with

Diamonds.50 Hour

Power Reserve.Selfwinding

Automatic

Chronometer

Movement.Screw

Down Crown & Case

Back.Stainless Steel

Deployment Buckle

www.omega.com

Chopard

With its pure, stylised silhouette, the

IMPERIALE watch collectionoffers a

contemporary interpretation of the

great symbols of historical empires.

The arabesque motifs drawn from

the embroidery of the draperies

on which monarchs placed their

insignia,openwork sword-shapedhands.

www.chopard.com

Patek Philippe Calatrava HJ Watch.Caliber 240. Selfwinding

movement. Case set with 149 diamonds and 182

pink sapphires. Crown set with 36 diamonds and 1 pink

sapphire cabochon.The epitome of the ultra-feminine high

jewellery watch, the Patek Philippe Calatrava has it all:

perfectly feminine, shimmering with an engraved motherof-pearl

dial set with flawless Top Wesselton diamonds and

rose pink sapphires, and the elegant Caliber 240 movement

as its beating heart.

www.patek.com

Bulgari

LVCEA WATCH. LVCEA watch

with mechanical movement

and automatic winding, 33

mm stainless steel case,

stainless steel bezel set with

round brilliant-cut diamonds,

stainless steel crown set with

a synthetic cabochon-cut

rubellite (approx. 0.816 ct)

and a round diamond, pink

mother-of-pearl marquetry

dial, 11 round diamond

indexes, pink alligator

bracelet and stainless steel

ardillon buckle. Waterresistant

up to 30 metres.

www.bulgari.com

Omega

Omega Constellation Mini Pink MOP

Diamonds Ladies Watch 1566.66.00.

Omega Constellation Mini Pink MOP

Diamonds Ladies Watch 1566.66.00.

Quartz movement. Stainless steel

round case 22.5 mm in diameter.

Stainless steel with roman numerals

and diamond bezel. Scratch resistant

sapphire crystal. Pink mother-of-pearl

dial with diamond hour markers.

Stainless steel bracelet with deployant

clasp. Fits 6 1/4" wrist.

www.omega.com

Bulgari

Bulgari Ergon.Stainless steel watch (35 mm)

equipped with an ETA automatic chronograph

movement elaborated by Bulgari. Pink mother-ofpearl

dial with diamond indices, pink crocodile

strap, water-resistant to 30 metres.

www.bulgari.com

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Guage81

As far as LBDs go, GAUGE81's 'Tome' one is

as chic as they come. It's cut for a slim fit from

lustrous stretch-silk with a '90s-style halterneck

and ultra mini hem.

www.gauge81.com

Valentino

Valentino Garavani Stud Sign leather shoulder bag.

The 'Stud Sign' is one of the newest styles to join

Valentino Garavani's bag family. Unquestionably

a classic, it's crafted from butter-soft white leather

and embellished with the label's gold 'VLOGO'

plaque at the front.

www.valentino.com

Gucci

GG Marmont super mini quilted leather shoulder

bag. A stylish addition to Gucci's 'GG Marmont'

family, this aptly named 'Super Mini' bag is scaled

down to hold just the essentials. It's been made in

Italy from quilted leather and decorated with the

house's iconic plaque and a sliding chain strap that

can be doubled up for a shorter drop.

www.gucci.com

YSL

Miley Cyrus, Salma Hayek and Paris Hilton all have

a lot of love for Saint Laurent's oversized 'Loulou'

sunglasses. This version has been made in Italy

from glossy black acetate and fitted with protective

lenses. The heart frames are winged like traditional

cat-eye styles so they'll flatter almost every face

shape.

www.ysl.com

Givenchy

Dior

Miss Dior Original is the very first fragrance by

Christian Dior. Its avant-garde green chypre floral

accord revolutionized perfume and embodies the

perfection of the couturier's mark.

www.dior.com

Moon Cut medium chain-embellished leather

shoulder bag. Givenchy's 'Moon Cut' bag is

so named for its curved, crescent-like shape.

Made in Italy from smooth leather, it's adorned

with a cubic '4G' chain that doubles as an

additional shoulder strap.

www.givenchy.com

Christian Louboutin

From the shiny iridescent leather to the

intricate polished and faux pearl studs,

Christian Louboutin's 'Miss Goldora'

mules make a glamorous statement for

evening, or even when paired with jeans.

They've been made in Italy in a point-toe

silhouette and have a scalloped strap at

the arch and 85mm heel.

www.christianlouboutin.com

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Jimmy Choo's

Jimmy Choo's 'Saeda' pumps are framed

by crystal-encrusted anklets. Crafted in

Italy, they're made from glossy fuchsia

satin and set on embellished stiletto

heels. The elegant pointed toes have a

leg-lengthening effect.

www.jimmychoo.com

FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Fendi

Fendi's sunglasses are emblazoned with the

house's iconic 'FF' logo, making them an instantly

recognizable pair. Crafted in Italy from black acetate,

they have an aviator-style silhouette with silver-tone

arms and contrasting yellow tips.

www.fendi.com

Gucci

Gucci Eyewear's sunglasses are a cool take on

vintage cat-eye styles. Made in Italy from goldtone

metal, this pair has slender, wavy arms with

cushioned temple tips and rimless lenses that are

100% UV protective.

www.gucci.com

BY FAR

Mimi Cuttrell's collaboration with BY FAR

promises sophisticated footwear with

plenty of cool elements. These bold green

pumps are made from soft leather and have

polished gold buckles at the straps.

www.byfar.com

Gucci

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme is created

using a particular blend with a structure that

remains unchanged from the first time it is

applied to the skin. Goldenwood is complemented

with a mysterious note of blackberry, creating

a non-traditional chypre fruity fragrance for a

contemporary woman.

www.gucci.com

Versace

The Atelier's relentless

pursuit of only the highest

quality materials and

exceptional craftsmanship

has been translated into the

creation of a line of exclusive

unisex fragrances, bearing

the atelier Versace name.

www.versace.com

Versace

Versace's maxi dress is adorned with a

chunky gold chain along the cowl neckline,

so you don't have to think twice about

what jewelry to style it with. Made in Italy

from fluid satin, it has a figure-skimming

silhouette and cutout at the back.

www.versace.com

YSL

SAINT LAURENT's shoulder bag has

a sleek, minimal silhouette that calls

to mind coveted '90s styles. Made in

Italy from cream leather, it's adorned

with the house's signature 'YSL'

plaque and has plenty of space for

your phone, keys and cardholder.

www.ysl.com

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BRAND LOGOS

Gucci gives the world a taste

of Italian fashion and seals

each design with its stamp of

approval: the Gucci symbol.

Gucci was established by a man

named Guccio Gucci. The Italian

immigrant began the brand in

1921 after working in a Parisian

hotel. The combination of having a

leather craftsman father and seeing

luxurious luggage within the hotels

led Gucci to start his own high-end

leather shop in Florence. Working

in the hotels helped give Gucci

an understanding of the luxury

consumer – this influenced his

brand decisions.

The official Gucci logo hasn’t

changed much since the 1930s,

when one of Gucci’s sons recreated

his father’s mark. Aldo Gucci

designed the interlaced double

G logo, representing his father’s

initials. The meaning of the word

“Gucci” represents, Excellence,

Greatness, Fashionable, and Fine.

The shape of the logo also mimics

the links of a bracelet, which gives

some strength to the company’s

position as a luxury brand. The

iconic symbol is one of the most

recognizable emblems in the world,

and it now appears on countless

fashion products produced by the

brand. The Gucci logo acts as a

seal of approval for what many

consider to be the most fashionable

clothing and accessories in the

world.

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Mercedes-Benz was created by

two visionary men with a common

passion for engineering and

mechanics: Karl Benz and Gottlieb

Daimler. Karl Benz established

Benz & Cie. and Gottlieb Daimler

established DMG. In 1900, the

“Mercedes” car was developed by

DMG, but the brand experienced a

roadblock when the war broke out

in Germany, as it made gasoline

unaffordable for drivers. Fastforward

to 1926, DMG and Benz

& Cie. merged into Daimler-Benz.

In 1927, around 7,000 Mercedes-

Benz cars were produced and it

proved to be a profitable merger.

The Mercedes-Benz W15 emerged

three-years later and fast became

one of the most desirable vehicles

on the market.

The brainchild of the sons of

Gottlieb Daimler, Paul and Adolf

Daimler, the original Mercedes-

Benz logo was a gold star.

Inspiration for this design came

from a symbol used by their father

to mark family postcards. Through

the evolution of Mercedes-Benz,

the logo was altered and eventually

became a white star at the center

of a thick circular border with

detailing around the edges. Today,

a silver circle with a Three-Pointed

Star in the center is now recognized

as the Mercedes-Benz logo. While

the logo meaning was rooted in

family, it now has come to represent

the strength and prevalence of

Daimler engines on the land, on the

sea, and in the air.

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