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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | June 2022

The June 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Irina Kukrusova, an artist from Russia. The magazine features “The Wall of Creatives” by seven artists across the seven emirates, a Tribute to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and homage to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku and the Baiterek, Kazakhstan 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 logo of Omega. 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 June 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Irina Kukrusova, an artist from Russia. The magazine features “The Wall of Creatives” by seven artists across the seven emirates, a Tribute to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and homage to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku and the Baiterek, Kazakhstan 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 logo of Omega.

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.

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We are thrilled to bring the June 2022 edition of Magzoid to you!

We have on the cover an exquisite artwork by Irina Kukrusova, an

exceptional artist from Russia. We have a special section covering the

“Wall of Creatives” where seven artists painted the seven emirates of the UAE live

on a 28 m long wall.

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., a

tribute to late president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, A special feature

for Father’s Day section highlighting the messages from prominent artists, and

congratulations to the new president of UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Al Nahyan.

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, to engage our readers

providing them 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

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Felipe Tenorio

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Marina Christy

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Cover Story

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World

Environment

Day

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Artists in

Focus

Maisoon

Al Rubeai

Wild Art

Irina Kukrusova

World

Music Day

Special feature

21 24

Pasha Cazan

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Artists in

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Camelia

Mohebi

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Father’s Day Gift ideas 54-55

Art exhibition & Events 56-57

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Art Journey

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ABB Robotics unveils the world’s first

robot-painted art automobile

The incredibly complicated

artworks were completed

in less than 30 minutes

by ABB’s IRB 5500

paint robots, which were

equipped with 1,000 nozzles in the

printer head.

ABB Robotics has created

the world’s first robot-painted art

automobile in collaboration with

two renowned painters, Advait

Kolarkar, an eight-year-old Indian

child prodigy, and Illusory, a Dubaibased

digital design group. Without

the use of humans, ABB’s Pixel Paint

technology has recreated Advait’s

whirling monochromatic design as

well as Illusorr’s tri-color geometric

designs.

The incredibly complicated

artworks were completed in less than

30 minutes by ABB’s IRB 5500 paint

robots, which were equipped with

1,000 nozzles in the printer head.

Pixel Paint technology captures

complex, elaborate detail that would

be impossible to produce by hand

with precision and speed.

“ABB’s Pixel Paint technology

is more than an evolution – it is

It’s a bright illustration of how robotic automation

and our Robot Studio software can not only open

the way for more sustainable production, but also

recreate delicate works of art that reflect the

uniqueness and beauty of the human soul.

a revolution,” said Sami Atiya,

President of ABB’s Robotics &

Discrete Automation business unit.

It’s a bright illustration of how robotic

automation and our Robot Studio

software can not only open the way

for more sustainable production,

but also recreate delicate works of

art that reflect the uniqueness and

beauty of the human soul. Pixel

Paint is a game-changer, allowing

any design to be recreated in a

sustainable and inexpensive manner

at a time when consumers seek more

individualized items.”

Pixel Paint technology also

improves industrial sustainability by

eliminating the need for masking

materials and additional ventilation,

resulting in lower emissions and

water and energy savings. The paint

head is controlled by the company’s

Robot Studio software.

The product is only run through

the paint shop once, and different

paint colors are applied fast. For

automakers, this can cut production

time in half and save costs by up to

60%.

ABB restored a Volkswagen SUV

that was damaged in Germany’s

disastrous floods in the summer

of 2021 to produce the art car.

Its recycling demonstrates ABB’s

dedication to environmental

sustainability.

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TRIBUTE

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TRIBUTE

“Sheikh Khalifa was a true partner

and friend of the United States

throughout his decades-long tenure

as President of the United Arab

Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi,

and in his earlier role as Crown

Prince of Abu Dhabi”

– Joe Biden,

The US President

“He will be long remembered by

all who work for regional stability,

understanding between nations

and between faiths, and for the

conservation cause,”

– Queen Elizabeth II,

The Queen of England

“Wise and respected leader who

will be missed enormously. He

made a personal contribution to

regional stability and conservation

that will long be remembered”.

– Boris Johnson,

British Prime Minister

“The heartfelt condolences of the

people of India are with the people

of UAE,”

- Mr Narendra Modi,

Prime Minister of India

''Sheikh devoted his life to his

country, working for the welfare and

future of the Emirates. With him, the

UAE became prosperous, tolerant

and open to the world. His legacy

will live on.''

– Ursula von der Leyen,

President of the EU Commission

“UAE has lost visionary leader

and Pakistan a great friend”

Shehbaz Sharif,

Pakistan Prime Minister

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Meet James Cook, the typewriter artist

that gained Hollywood approval

An artist who used a

typewriter to create a

portrait of Tom Hanks

said he was "blown away"

when the actor signed the

artwork.

James Cook, 25, from Braintree,

Essex, sent Hanks a portrait but

admitted he "forgot about it" until

he received an unexpected letter

in the post. He previously said a

reply from one of the world's most

famous typewriter enthusiasts was an

ambition.

The handwritten message reads:

"To James Cook. This is super! Tom

Hanks." Mr Cook, who started to use

typography to design art while doing

his A-levels, creates his artworks

from thousands of typed characters.

His "typicitions", or typeddepictions,

use a random assortment

of letters, numbers and punctuation

marks to form an image. Oscarwinning

actor Hanks, reportedly

owns more than 120 typewriters.

The artist said he thought he

would send a portrait to the actor's

Playtone Productions Company after

he produced it while appearing on

"I thought I'd give it a shot and sent him the print of

his portrait with a type-written letter explaining my

profession, but after that I completely forgot about

it," Mr Cook said.

the Kelly Clarkson Show in the US in

November 2020.

"I thought I'd give it a shot and

sent him the print of his portrait with

a type-written letter explaining my

profession, but after that I completely

forgot about it," Mr Cook said.

"I was blown away when I got my

print returned with his autograph and

a short message." Despite producing

art since 2014, Mr Cook's first work

consisted predominantly of celebrity

portraits and drawings of the cast of

the BBC series Doctor Who, and it

was not until January 2020 that he

began to get noticed.

The architecture graduate has

since gained more than 20,000

followers on Instagram and has

produced 200 pictures of celebrities,

landscapes and musicians. He now

creates his unusual artworks as a fulltime

job at his east London studio,

where visitors can also see his

collection of about 40 typewriters.

On average, one A4 work of art

can take up to five days to complete

and the larger pieces are formed

of smaller strips of paper pieced

together. His next exhibition is at The

Moot Hall in Maldon, Essex, in July

and August and will include a portrait

of the Queen alongside the artwork

signed by Hanks.

"What's really nice about this job

is that it's not just the work that's

interesting, but also the backstories

behind the people that have a

connection to typewriters," Mr Cook

said.

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THE NEW PRESIDENT OF UAE

Our heartfelt congratulations to

the new president of UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin

Zayed Al Nahyan

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THE NEW PRESIDENT OF UAE

“While it is under sorrowful

circumstances, I offer my sincere

and warmest congratulations on

your appointment as President of

the United Arab Emirates and Ruler

of Abu Dhabi. I look forward to

the continuation of the strong and

historic bonds between our two

countries and peoples.”

- Queen Elizabeth II,

Queen of England

“While sympathising with my dear

brother, His Highness Sheikh

Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

over losing his brother, the late

Sheikh Khalifa, I would like to

congratulate him, and pray to Allah

Almighty to grant him the strength

to succeed as the UAE’s president

and leader, and pick up the torch

from his wise brother in serving his

country and nation and spreading

justice and good.”

- Dr Ahmed Al-Tayyeb,

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

“My best wishes to the Ruler of

Abu Dhabi His Highness Sheikh

Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on

being elected as the new President

of the UAE,”

– Mr Narendra Modi,

Prime Minister of India

“Warmest congratulations to Sheikh

Mohamed bin Zayed, a close

friend of Greece, on his election

as President of the UAE. I wish him

from my heart, every success in

his new high duties, for the benefit

of his country, his people and the

region.”

- Kyriakos Mitsotakis,

Prime Minister of Greek

“Pakistan values its fraternal

relations with UAE,” the President

said in a tweet. “I hope under

his leadership fraternal relations

between the two countries will be

further strengthened.”

Dr Arif Alvi,

President of Pakistan

“Your predecessor made a mark

in the impressive transformation of

the UAE, making it a vast business

and tourist attraction, building

infrastructure, and creating one of

the best living standards

in the world.”

- Muhammadu Buhari

President of Nigeria

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Impressionist Oil Painting

By Adam Clague

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“The oil sketches are

infused with artistic

flair and capture the

subject's likeness with

the integrity “says

Adam

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Adam Clague is an

impressionist oil

painter based in

Missouri. Whether

Adam is painting a

person, place, or plant, he seeks

to faithfully capture the beauty of

God’s creation and to communicate

that beauty with his viewers.

“ The oil sketches are infused

with artistic flair and capture the

subject's likeness with the integrity

“says Adam. He is a member of

the Portrait Society of America,

the American Impressionist

Society, and a signature member

of the Oil Painters of America. His

work has received national and

international honors including

Portraiture Award of Excellence at

the 2018 OPA Salon Show, Best

of Show at the 2016 American

Impressionist Society National,

and 2nd Honor Award at the 2014

PSoA International. His paintings

“As soon as I positioned

the light in a way that

made the center of this

cara cara orange glow

like lava, I knew what my

next painting would be”

says Adam.

have been displayed in a variety of

venues including the Salmagundi

Club in New York City and the

European Museum of Modern Art

in Barcelona, Spain. Adam enjoys

sharing what he has learned as a

full-time artist through workshops

and through his online video

course.

Highlighting his impressionist oil

painting of Orange “As soon as I

positioned the light in a way that

made the center of this cara cara

orange glow like lava, I knew what

my next painting would be” says

Adam.

The artist received a Master of

Fine Arts degree from Pensacola

Christian College, where he studied

under Brian Jekel. It was at college

that Adam met his wife and fellow

painter, Andrea Orr Clague. They

now live near Kansas City, Missouri

with their sons, Gideon and

Jaron. His recent achievements

include Certificate of Excellence,

Portrait Society of America 2019

International Portrait Competition,

Faculty Instructor, Portrait Society

of America 2019 Art of the Portrait

Conference, and Best Figurative

Award, National Oil & Acrylic

Painters' Society 2020 Best of

America Small Works Exhibit.

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PICTURE STORY

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Dubai’s Museum of Future

to launch its first ever NFT Collection in

collaboration with Binance

Leading blockchain

and cryptocurrency

infrastructure provider,

Binance NFT, partners

with Dubai’s Museum of

the Future to launch a collection of

NFTs on the Metaverse. The launch

of the collection is the first release

in the range of digital products the

museum plans to release on the

blockchain.

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama,

Minister of State for Artificial

Intelligence, Digital Economy,

and Teleworking Applications

states: “Museum of the Future’s

partnership with the world’s

largest cryptocurrency and

blockchain ecosystem player

makes a significant contribution

towards Dubai’s plans to establish

a new international digital asset

ecosystem, which will, in turn,

generate long-term economic

growth within the digital economy.”

The collaboration encapsulates

everything that the Museum of

The Future is about, embracing

and exploring

innovative and

future-centric

ventures and

possibilities.

The scramble

to occupy and

carve out a space

in the Metaverse

has been afoot

since its launch.

The launch

of “The Most

Beautiful NFTs in

the Metaverse”

cements Dubai’s

plans to establish said international

digital asset ecosystem.

“This exciting project is the first of

many future ventures that will see

us working with the world’s brightest

minds and constructing high-impact

developments that will shape the

future,” said Executive Director of

Museum of the Future, Lath Carlson.

Along with the collection set to

launch in the next coming weeks,

the development of a range of

“This exciting project is the

first of many future ventures

that will see us working

with the world’s brightest

minds and constructing

high-impact developments

that will shape the future,”

said Executive Director of

Museum of the Future, Lath

Carlson.

virtual assets

and trailblazing

in the field of

cryptography

are amongst the

museum’s other

pursuits. Dubbed

as ‘The Most

Beautiful Building

on Earth,’ the

museum is

hoping that this

launch will take

NFTs to another

level globally.

Helen Hai,

Binance NFT’s CEO, stated: “We

are thrilled to be working with the

Museum of the Future in Dubai,

which is a truly unique and forwardthinking

concept. We are excited

to collaborate with the Museum

to create industry-leading digital

products that will help the industry

grow and promote blockchain

adoption in the region.”

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COVER ARTIST

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COVER ARTIST

Wild Art

By Irina Kukrusova

“I always read books about animals, I wanted to live in harmony

with and always be close to the animal world.” Says Irina

Exclusive to Magzoid

Kukrusova Irina

Sergeyevna. An artist

whose main interest is in

depicting animals. She

works with water colours

and soft pastels.

Irina did not train to become a

professional artist. Her profession

was an engineer of industrial

buildings and structures. She had

worked as a civil engineer for many

years. But her love for animals and

fine arts has gradually evolved into a

profession.

She paints portraits of dogs and

cats, including those for professional

experts in the field of cynology as

well as for well-known breeders. Her

works are in many countries of the

world.

The main material she uses is soft

pastels because mastery of water

colors eluded her for some time.

Working with oils at home, in the

absence of a dedicated studio, is

impractical and so she took up soft

pastels.

“All that you see is my own

technique of depicting animals.

I have never taken courses for

painting with soft pastels. I attended

numerous master classes and

tutorials which allowed me to tame

water colors and begin to work in my

own authentic style and manner”

The distinguishing feature of

portraits drawn by Ira Kukrusova is in

capturing the exact likeness. Every

time she paints it is not merely an

abstract representation of a breed,

not just a generic tiger or any other

cat. Ira conveys the personality and

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COVER ARTIST

“Combining this love

for the animals and

my ability to paint

has resulted in what

you can see in my

artwork”

says Irina

character with stunning realism, the

animals really come alive.

“Drawing animals to me means the

opportunity to show all those who

inspire me and those I feel close to.

As a child I wanted to become a vet.

I always read books about animals,

I wanted to live in harmony with

and always be close to the animal

world” But the artist felt it was next to

impossible for her. “Combining this

love for the animals and my ability to

paint has resulted in what you can

see in my artwork” says Irina

She also says that “I would love to

be able to actually paint animals into

being, so that I could save all those

who are on the verge of extinction. If

my work makes at least one person

on the planet think about the future

of our planet, it makes everything

worthwhile.

When I paint commission portraits

for other people, we keep their

memories alive. I help them to keep

their beautiful memories about the

moments they spent with their pets.

Perhaps, this is exactly where the

magic of fine arts is. When I teach

other people who paint along with

me, I try to convey my knowledge of

animals, not just anatomy or photo

realism but capturing the character

so that my students can paint a true

likeness” ​

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SPECIAL DAYS

World Music Day

World Music Day is

celebrated every

year on the 21st

of June in honour

of the singers and

the musicians. As their mesmerizing

voice is a gift which gives us all a

flight to beautiful imaginations.

The art of music holds a

different power in itself

which spreads the

intensity of emotions

conveyed all around.

It’s hard to imagine the

world without music.

The French term

“Fete de la Musique”

means Music Day in

English. In 1981, The

French Minister of Culture

Jack Lang came up with the

idea of celebrating music. As a

result, since 1982 in France, June

21 is celebrated as the Music

Day with live music on the streets,

shops, and roads on the mountain

top

A French composer, music

journalist, and radio composer-

Fleuret organized and initiated this

day for the singers, the

“Music

gives a soul

to the universe, wings

to the mind, flight to the

imagination, and life to

everything.”

- Plato

music lovers, and

the music. From

then, the art of

music and its

importance

increased

all over the

globe

“Music

gives a

soul to the

universe,

wings to the

mind, flight to the

imagination, and life to

everything.” — Plato

The theme of 2022 is simple

and clear, “Make Music” and over

130 countries participate in World

Music Day globally. Music relates

to a person’s emotions and acts

as a solace. Music can also calm

people’s uncontrollable emotions

such as anger or sadness. Music

helps in releasing the stress in life,

it gives essence to life. This day

also helps in giving the limelight to

traditional music.

Music is so powerful and soothing

that, one doesn’t need to know the

language to vibe with the tone.

Music has a way of slithering into

people’s lives no matter how busy

someone is and that is considered

as one of its best qualities. The

best way to celebrate this day is by

listening to music and appreciating

the artists behind it.

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Pencil Art

By Felipe Tenorio

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“Since I was a child, I have been a great admirer of the Spanish art”

says Felipe

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Felipe Tenorio is a selftaught

pencil artist from

Spain. He has loved to

draw since he was a boy,

but he never imagined he

would be able to devote himself to

it, so he developed other interests

over time. He was compelled to

take up a pencil and start drawing

one day in 2018. He's been posting

his drawings on social media since

then. He is currently based in

Madrid and works there.

His artistic technique is known as

hyperrealism and is characterized

by its extreme precision and

attention to detail. “I am fascinated

by the fact that such a simple

instrument as a pencil can create

such exceptional artworks” says

Felipe. All of his drawings are made

with graphite and charcoal pencils

on 100% recycled paper. What

fascinates Felipe the most, is that

with such a humble instrument as a

pencil he can create such defined

tones, details and textures that

each drawing seems to come alive.

“Since I was a child, I have

been a great admirer of the

Spanish artist” says Felipe. The

artist currently lives and works

in Madrid. Felipe Tenorio also

earned first prize for drawing in

the European Museum of Modern

Art's ModPortrait 2021 international

competition (MEAM).

Felipe says that he notices that

when he draws he usually look for

shapes in the drawing and even

gives these shapes and shadows

funny names like “oh this looks like

a bird...or this shape looks like a

crocodile with an open mouth”. It’s

like seeing shapes in the clouds or

in your morning coffee.

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“I am fascinated by the

fact that such a simple

instrument as a pencil can

create such exceptional

artworks” says Felipe

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SPECIAL DAYS

World

Environment Day

UN Environment

Programme (UNEP)

has led the world

environment day since

1974. This 2022, the

World Environment Day is to be held

in Sweden under the theme “Only

One Earth”.

The main motto of this day is to

make the world greener, cooler,

cleaner, and more liveable. The

need to live in midst of nature is

crucial and this day focuses on

emphasizing to understand the

importance of our environment. It

tells us about the greener lifestyle

that can be built based on the

choices of every individual.

In 1972, at the Stockholm

conference, “Only One Earth” was

coined as the motto to safeguard

the finite resources of this planet by

humanity and this motto has been in

existence since the last 50 years.

"Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign

of approval. When a man is happy,

he is in harmony with himself and

his environment”. -Oscar Wilde

UNEP marks 2022 as a

historic milestone for the global

"Pleasure

is Nature's

test, her sign of

approval. When a man

is happy, he is in harmony

with himself and his

environment”.

- Oscar Wilde

environmental community as this

year marks the 50th anniversary

of the establishment of UNEP. To

strengthen cooperation and show

leadership, this year provides an

opportunity for the international

community in the events.

The official celebration of the

world environment day takes place

in different countries every year.

This year, a high-level international

meeting is being organized at

Sweden, and Kenya, who are

supported by the UN and the

partners.

World Environment Day was

established to make people

aware of the problems that were

going on around us. Problems like

global warming, plastic pollution,

deforestation, greenhouse gases,

and many other. The main purpose

of celebrating this day is to make

people aware of how together they

can work on making things better.

This was first brought up by

United Nations General Assembly

in 1973. It started to come in front

of the people of the UN because of

several campaigns that were done,

for the environment.

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ART NEWS

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No mask required: A new art exhibition

in Dubai examines how the human face is depicted

The XVA Gallery in Dubai

has announced the

opening of its summer

group exhibition, No Mask

Required, on May 17. The

exhibition, which will feature the work

of ten artists from Canada, Europe,

and the Middle East, will look at

how the human face is depicted, a

pertinent topic considering the global

need for face masks due to the

pandemic.

With our faces at the center of

conceptions of identity and self, from

our daily reflections in the mirror to

the desire for immortality through

paintings — and, more recently,

selfies — this new exhibition seeks to

redefine what defines a picture in the

current era.

The show features noted Iraqi artist

Halim Al Karim, whose purposely

blurred photographic portraits raise

doubts about the identity of the

almost-seen sitter, as well as Saudi

artist Hussein Al-Mohasen, who aims

Meanwhile, Syrian artist Sabhan Adam, who is

completely self-taught, employs bright colors

and plastic to create horrific pieces that attempt

to reflect the “pain, terror, and anxiety” of the

human condition.

to frame Arabic poetry and music

through a modern lens. Yazid Oulab,

an Algerian artist who now lives in

France, explores the meaning of

existence through video installations,

drawings, and sculpture, attempting

to bridge the tangible and ethereal

realms.

Meanwhile, Syrian artist Sabhan

Adam, who is completely self-taught,

employs bright colors and plastic to

create horrific pieces that attempt to

reflect the “pain, terror, and anxiety”

of the human condition.

Arezu, a Canadian artist, is inspired

by historical paintings of women who

have been stripped of their identities

and reduced to objects.

Jonathan Gent, another participant,

is a Scottish artist who draws

inspiration from his ever-shifting

surroundings. He has studios in 20

countries and has never stayed in

one location for more than two years.

His work has been exhibited in the

Scottish National Gallery, The Saatchi

Gallery, and The Freud Museum,

among others.

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Abstract art

By Giuseppe Barbale

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“The works are pervaded by energy and

strength, rendered through the spatula

technique, with an intense chromatic range”

says Guiseppe

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Giuseppe Barbale

was born in Novara,

where he still lives

and has his studio.

During his childhood

he was fascinated by the iron

sculptures created by his father,

and soon began to experiment

with this technique himself. In

the following years, attracted by

street art, he began to paint, using

different materials and media, in the

continuous search to express his

creativity, until in 2014 he found in

abstract painting his language of

choice.

He has exhibited in numerous

exhibitions both in Italy and

abroad; in 2019 in Mantua on

the occasion of the International

Biennial “Artexpo 2019”, in Paris

at the Carrousel du Louvre for

the international exhibition “Art

Shopping”, in Beijing at the “Calm

Belt Gallery” on the occasion of

the event “Regards croisés Paris

Séoul Pekin” and in the same

year in Cologne at La Kunstraub

gallery in the event “Regards

croisés Paris-Cologne”; from 2018

to 2020 in Novara on the occasion

In many of Giuseppe

Barbale’s works,

therefore, “The creative

and instinctual energy

predominates, running

through the canvases in a

whirlwind of emotions”

says Giueseppe.

of the contemporary art exhibitions

“Art Expression” “Opus” and

“Finissage”, in 2021 at Yudian

Gallery in Hangzhou in the event

“Rhapsody”and in 2022 at the

“Galleria Angelica” in the event

“Contemporary Art International

Festival”.

His works are present in the

collection of the Copelouzos

Museum in Athens and in several

private collections abroad, from the

United States to China. Giuseppe

Barbale’s works are born from

instinct, from creative freedom and

from what the artist defines as “an

artistic trance”, which allows him to

channel his emotions and transfer

them on the canvas.

For this reason he paints with

acrylic on canvas, a technique

that allows tight execution times

and therefore the possibility to

make emotions immediately visible

through the material, the signs and

the color. “The works are pervaded

by energy and strength, rendered

through the spatula technique,

with an intense chromatic range”

says Guiseppe, where yellow and

red predominate, together with

shades of orange and blue, which

distinguish his artistic language.

The layers of color are often

intertwined with black strokes,

which run through the paintings

creating a particular dynamism.

Sometimes veils of lighter

shades are superimposed on his

variegated world and seem to want

to curb the different drives.

In many of Giuseppe Barbale’s

works, therefore, “The creative and

instinctual energy predominates,

running through the canvases

in a whirlwind of emotions” says

Giueseppe.

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ART NEWS

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Sheikh Zayed’s birth anniversary:

Expat pays tribute with record-breaking artwork

Similar to any expatriate

who first arrives in the

UAE, Saran K.K., the

30-year-old from Kerala,

was also fascinated by

the rich history, traditions, and

modern lifestyle of this multicultural

country.

The more he traveled across

every emirate, the more he was

wowed and inspired by the UAE’s

visionary leadership. Owing to the

same, since 2018, Saran has drawn

many paintings, mainly portraits of

the UAE rulers. Two of his paintings

have entered the Guinness World

Records.

May 6th this year marked

the 104th birth anniversary of

late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al

On this special occasion, he unveiled a massive portrait

of UAE’s founding father. In 2020, the 61.49-sqm

piece made it to the record books as the then ‘largest

professional oil painting by a single artist’.

Nahyan. On this special occasion,

he unveiled a massive portrait of

UAE’s founding father. In 2020, the

61.49-sqm piece made it to the

record books as the then ‘largest

professional oil painting by a single

artist’. However, with Covid-19

situation, he held back on a public

display of the artwork.

“I used to run my own art

academy in Kerala. I had to shut

it down because making such

paintings is expensive work and I

faced financial constraints. I wish

to open an art academy here. I am

open for collaborations with likeminded

individuals and entities. I

am also hoping to get the UAE’s

coveted Golden Visa” says Saran

when asked about his work.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Pasha Cazan is a

performing violinist

from Moldova and

has been residing in

the UAE for the past

14 years. After all this

time she considers

UAE her home. “Living

in such a culturally

diverse country I have

found my own identity

and sense of value.”

Says Pasha

She feels grateful for

all the professional

opportunities that have

come her way and for

all the wonderful people

she has met throughout the years

and has become friends with. Her

exploration of Arabic music

inspired her to record and release

an Album called “Back from Souq”,

which was number two selling

album in Vergin Mega Stores in the

category of “UAE released CDs”.

Pasha considers being appreciated

as one of the most rewarding

things in life. In 2018, she received

The Award of Excellence in

Violin Performance by Kotinos

International Award Events. And as

well last year she was privileged

to be granted the Gold Visa by the

Cultural authority of Dubai.

The artist considers Al Ain as her

favourite place in UAE. This is

where she lived for the first couple

of years while in the nation. “Al Ain

will always have a special place in

Pasha Cazan

my heart. A small town with many

sweet people that welcomed me

wholeheartedly” says Pasha

She comes from a small country

that has a wonderful culture of

treating its guests well and making

them feel special, where delicious

home cooked food is an essential

part of celebrations. Pasha feels

that Emarati people are wonderful

and generous hosts that know how

to make you feel at home.

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Figurative

Abstracts

By Marina Christy

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“Art can make us

see the world in a

new and eye-opening

way” says Marina

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Marina Chisty is a

Russian-American artist

who currently lives

and works in NYC. Her

abstract and figurative

paintings embody the dynamism

and multiple faces of the city, trying

to grasp their distinctive differences

and substantial equality as human

beings.

“Art can make us see the world in

a new and eye-opening way” says

Marina. Marina approached art from

a very young age, fostering her talent

in children's art school in Russia.

Her Russian roots are relevant in the

development of her creative identity,

bringing her closer to abstraction

and the symbolic use of color.

Throughout her studies, Marina

reflected that art was her true

purpose and continued to hone

her expertise. An undergraduate

education in Russia, combined with

an MA in Economics in the U.S.,

helped her to question the practical

aim of her art: she strives to make

an aesthetic but also concrete

impact, giving humanitarian support

especially to women in need.

Marina Chisty’s interest in painting

women, regardless of ethnicity or

physical features, derives from her

special connection with the feminine

world and concern for women’s

rights. As an artist, she wants to

create opportunities to support

women who are underrepresented

not only in the art system but also in

the broader sphere of business.

“Art can be the mirror to see all

our failings and strengths. It can

be a symbol for hope. A harsh

truth of despair. Art has the power

to shift culture” Says Marina.

One of her most important goals

is to reach young women who

reside in geographic areas with

socioeconomic disadvantages,

engaging them in art projects.

Her portraits represent very

different women, characterized by

peculiar backgrounds and varied

circumstances. However, Marina

Chisty's art practice challenges

racial, socio-economic, and physical

barriers, emphasizing the common

need for equal perspective and

mutual support.

“Art can be the mirror

to see all our failings

and strengths. It can

be a symbol for hope. A

harsh truth of despair.

Art has the power to

shift culture” Says

Marina.

Since 2017, Marina has dedicated

herself to refining her artistic practice

at the reputable Art Students League

of New York and under private

tutelage in both the US and Russia.

She now works from her studio in

NYC, constantly experimenting with

new techniques and media. Marina

Chisty’s identity as an artist is always

widening her horizons, using art as

an authentic tool to personally evolve

and support other women. ​

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This Michelin Star restaurant in

Dubai serves cocktails that look like classic paintings

MINA Brasserie at

Four Seasons Hotel

in Dubai Financial

Centre is a culinary

high point for anyone

who wants to experience modern

European cuisine at its best. Helmed

by Michelin star Chef and author

Michael Mina, the restaurant is

known for its avant garde cuisine

which is a dexterous blend of

traditional taste with modern

experimentation. Each plate that

comes on the table is an object of

surprise. But what steals the show

here are the cocktails inspired by

famous artworks. From their taste

to presentation, they seem to be

the result of a lot of hard work and

creativity. There are in total 13

cocktails and mocktails that are

inspired by some of the most iconic

works of art.

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Starry Night-

Vincent Van

Gough

Van Gough had planted

candles at the rim of his

hat to create the starry

effect on the canvas.

The mixologists of MINA

have tried to replicate the starry

impact inside a glass in the form of a

drink. This has been done by using

Prosecco with Silvermoon tea and

lemongrass for a refreshing taste.

The violet liqueur adds floral notes

and a distinct blue flavour that tries

to replicate the night sky effect along

with the starry glitter created by

edible gold

The Girl with the

pearl earring-

Johannes

Vermeer

It includes Yland Yland infused

Ketel One, St Germain Aloe

Vera, Passion fruit Puree and

Elderflower Syrup. The Dutch

heritage of the painter is reflected

through Ketel One vodka and the

glass has been painted to resemble

the turban. There's even an edible

sugar pearl that one can spot on top

of the ice!

Woman with a hat- Henri Matisse

The 1905 painting that

represents Henri's wife

Amelie was both admired

and criticised for his

liberal use of colours.

The mixologists at MINA tried to

create a similar impact by making

a vibrant cocktail with Chambord,

Tanqueray Dry, Sauvignon Blanc,

Strawberry Kaffir Lime Cordial and

Citrus. Placed on a coaster with the

representative painting, the drink

creates an absolute impact!

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Cubism

By Lina Redford

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“The idea behind

my art is to sculpt

a persona onto the

canvas, breathe life

into her character

and shape her

emotions. I try to

capture the magic

of nature's fleeting

moment, to try

saving the essence”

says Lina

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Lina Redford is an exciting

painter based in Spain who

has exhibited her work

internationally. Inspired by

her multicultural background

and people she met during her

travels, Lina's goal in her art is to

represent the uniqueness on a

canvas. Currently living in Spain Lina

is inspired by nature and wildlife,

producing a series focused on

animals. “The idea behind my art is

to sculpt a persona onto the canvas,

breathe life into her character and

shape her emotions. I try to capture

the magic of nature's fleeting

moment, to try saving the essence”

says Lina. Her signature subject

is Hummingbird, Lina adores how

such a tiny creature can fit so much

happiness of life.

According to the artist the idea

behind her art is to sculpt happiness

onto the canvas, whether it is a

person or a subject. Breathe life into

the character and shape emotions.

She tried to capture the magic of

nature's fleeting moment, to try

saving the essence. “When you

are looking at the artwork - you can

smell the freshness of fruits or feel

the weightlessness of hummingbirds'

wings. For this reason, Lina only

works with palette knives and thick

layers of paint” says Lina

Lina Redford is a promising

painter based in Spain who has

exhibited her work internationally.

People- mostly women- are the main

subject of her art, with their unique

. “When you are looking

at the artwork - you can

smell the freshness of fruits

or feel the weightlessness

of hummingbirds' wings.

For this reason, Lina only

works with palette knives

and thick layers of paint”

says Lina

stories forming the background of

each canvas. Redford is additionally

inspired by nature and wildlife,

producing a series focused on

animals. Her aesthetic shifts from

strong to playful to serene. ​

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

“The

depiction of

Arab women plays

a pivotal part in art.

Artists find it easy to carry

their message through

their depiction of the

Arab women” Says

Maisoon

Maisoon Al Rubeai

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Maisoon Al-Rubeai was born

in Baghdad in 1965. She

completed a BEng of

Architectural Engineering. In UK,

she re-trained as a secondary

school teacher for Mathematics. It

was only after her early retirement

that she rediscovered her passion

in painting. She went on to produce

many pieces that quickly attracted

the attention of her friends and

family. Before long, this self-taught

artist began selling their work on

the internet to customers all over

the world.

“The depiction of Arab women

plays a pivotal part in art. Artists

find it easy to carry their message

through their depiction of the Arab

women” Says Maisoon

Her artwork is rooted in her Iraqi

heritage and takes inspiration

from famous artists such as Isam

Alsaeed. Her abstract pieces

evoke images of old Baghdad, the

faces of its people all seamlessly

intertwined with the Kufic

calligraphy that envelopes the walls

of so many mosques and palaces

of that region. There are hints of

nostalgia in her pieces, borne out

with modernist brushwork, creating

a special appeal for those who

yearn for the land between the two

rivers.

From an Architect to an

International Artist, she paints

Iraqi women specifically and Arab

women in general. The artist uses

traditional and cultural references

which add a rural touch and she

also paints women in an urban

environment. Ultimately, Maisoon

reflects themes such as nostalgia,

care, family, homeland, passion

and love in her paintings.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

.

“Frequencies

— created by

instruments of man and

nature — envelop us. How and

to what degree these omitted and

received waves affect us is still

often hidden or unknown,”

says Camelia

Camelia Mohebi

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a period of two years,

I isolated myself from

“For

mainstream media

frequency generators and listened

to binaural beats with subliminal

messages” says Camelia

Camelia Mohebi is a Visual

Artist, Designer, Director and

Entrepreneur. Emirati visual artist,

designer, director, entrepreneur

and theta art healer, Camelia draws

inspiration from people, senses and

the subconscious/emotional mind.

She first started expressing herself

through art by drawing people and

faces.

In combining her knowledge

of art, broad life experiences

and understanding of the human

psyche, she creates unique

pieces that make one ponder

crucial elements of psychology,

theology, physics and metaphysics.

Camelia often generates art —

be it digitally, on canvas, leather,

velvet, wood and mixed medium

— using acoustic frequencies and

sounds. “Frequencies — created

by instruments of man and nature

— envelop us. How and to what

degree these omitted and received

waves affect us is still often hidden

or unknown,” says Camelia

“For a period of two years, I

isolated myself from mainstream

media frequency generators

and listened to binaural beats

with subliminal messages” says

Camelia and she also mentions

how this resulted in major

behavioral changes. Before her

career as an Emirati artist, she

worked in banking and marketing,

and had her own children’s brand

babybling. Camelia was born in

1978 and studied in Dubai, Tehran,

Geneva and London. She holds a

BA in Visual Communication minor

in Illustration and Graphic Design,

and Certificates in Neuro-Linguistic

Programming, Theta Healing and

Art Therapy.

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FATHER'S DAY

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Witness the giant wall being painted LIVE by these extraordinary artists

Anupa Vara

Dr. Ajit Gadekar

Dr. Sana Sajan

Fatemeh Hossein Bor

Kalopsia Wiz

Parisa Keramati

Raisa Mariam Rajan

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EVENTS

UAE based artists create the seven

largest LIVE painting activations in


emirates as part of one of the

the UAE


The Wall of the Cr


eatives

EVENTS


Father’s Day from an Artist’s view

FATHER'S DAY

Khalil AbdulWahid

A father is a gift and reminder to

the family and society that there

is someone value who is there to

support us in every aspect and

watching our backs with love. As for

me, a father should be celebrated

not just on Father’s Day but whole

year because it is important to

value those who value us. Every

father deserves a lot of love and

appreciation and I am very grateful

for the love and appreciation I have

received so far.

Nassim Nasr

A few days ago, my 5-yearold

daughter asked me if I was

the strongest man in the world.

Obviously, I’m not, but that didn’t

stop me from telling her that I was

without a doubt not only the strongest

man in the world but the strongest

man in the universe. It felt good for

a second to be Superman, and the

smile on her face was worth it. When

I asked myself why I instinctively told

her that, I realized that it wasn’t to

impress my daughter but to reassure

her that I would always protect her

and that nothing in the world could

ever harm her.

Maged Makram Sheroubi

Father is the balance in the family's

life, balance in the life is leads you

to inner peace which will leads you

to connect with secret of life and

sixth sense, to choose between

right and wrong, love yourself

first, Go to Meditation, Go Back to

Nature, walking through a garden,

and seeing beautiful flowers, listen

to birds chirping, listen to the purl,

watching sky when hug the sea,

meditate on the sunset, can make us

reconnect with ourselves.

Anjini Prakash Laitu

In my youth being a father to my son

Ishan and to his wife Nikki (who is

now my daughter), was a matter of

great pride and pleasure. Today in

my eighties I am everyone’s Baba.

Wherever I go in the UAE, I am

treated with immense love and care

by all the youngsters. The respect

and compassion with which they look

up to me, as a fatherly figure, fills my

heart with joy. As an older father I am

humbled by the love of so many sons

and daughters I meet every day.

Christo Dagorav

Being father is the biggest honor and

pleasure I can imagine, and there is

nothing more important for me than

my family. Ofcourse, it's not always

easy but since I love challenges, I do

not expect anything else. However,

we try to celebrate our living together

every day.

Jyo John Mulloor

Being a father is a role that you

plunge into most unprepared.

How much ever you prepare, you

will never be able to meet your

own expectations. I have always

wondered why there are no prep

classes for becoming a good

father. This is a role that demands

relentless patience and unmatched

graciousness. Let the world have

better fathers with every passing

generation. Happy Father's Day

everyone!

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Hyperrealistic

Graphite Art By Isaac Ekele

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He got inspired to make

personal work based on

what's going on in his

environment, and he

also draws his feelings.

“Life situations can

inspire someone to create

something new”

says Isaac

“I make use of charcoal pencils and graphite to

achieve my portraits on paper” says Isaac

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Isaac Ekele is a Nigerian artist

known as Kelle Frederick (Artist

Kelle). He began drawing at

the age of nine and focused

on comics and cartoons. He

became interested in painting

people as a child, utilizing hard

copy photographs as his source

of inspiration. His pictures were

created with his hb and 2b pencils.

He learned the art of using graphite

pencils at the age of 17, and his

path into realistic drawing began.

He worked hard to improve his

drawing skills and ensured that

his most recent works were more

realistic than the previous ones.

“I make use of charcoal pencils

and graphite to achieve my

portraits on paper” says Isaac.

Around the same time, he received

his first commission, after which

he began to receive more. During

the COVID-19 shutdown in 2022,

he became a full-time artist,

earning money from commissioned

drawings. His clients came from

all over the world, including Miami,

New York, and other cities.

He got inspired to make personal

work based on what's going on

in his environment, and he also

draws his feelings. “Life situations

can inspire someone to create

something new” says Isaac

To create his hyperrealistic

drawings, he uses charcoal

pencils, graphite pencils, and soft

blending brushes. He begins by

grinding his reference photo, then

measuring the grids in inches for

precision on his paper size. He

creates layers with lighter and

darker colours. Isaac is yet to

attend an exhibition, although he

plans to do so soon. Apart from

being super realistic, he wants his

drawings to tell a story and have

meaning. The artist says that he is

striving to be the best he can be.

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ART JOURNEY

10 most famous paintings of

all time in the world

Despite the huge number of paintings that viewers have seen in museums and art galleries across the world, only a

relatively miniscule number has been universally recognized as being classic. Timeless in their beauty and execution,

these artworks have transcended time and artistic concepts to create history. These paintings are familiar to people

of all ages and cultures as being representative of the greatest works of art ever created and will continue to resonate

in the minds of art lovers for many centuries to come. Our group of art connoisseurs have identified a collection

of 10 most famous paintings in the world that have had the maximum artistic impact and recognition. This list

comprises works by a great many famed artists that are now housed in the some of the world’s finest museums. Yet,

acknowledging that evaluation of art is completely subjective

MONA LISA

It should come as no surprise

that the most famous

painting in the world is that

mysterious woman with the

enigmatic smile. The sitter in

the painting is thought to be

Lisa Gherardini, the wife of

Florence merchant Francesco

del Giocondo, but experts

aren't sure.

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Estimated date: 1503 to 1519

Where to see it: Louvre

Museum (Paris)

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THE LAST SUPPER

"The Last Supper" depicts the last time Jesus broke bread

with his disciples before his crucifixion.

The painting is actually a huge fresco which makes for a

memorable viewing.

Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Estimated date: 1495 to 1498

Where to see it: Santa Maria delle Grazie (Milan, Italy)

THE STARRY NIGHT

The comparatively abstract painting is the signature example of van Gogh's innovative and bold use of thick

brushstrokes. The painting's striking blues and yellows and the dreamy, swirling atmosphere have intrigued art

lovers for decades.

Artist: Vincent van Gogh

Date: 1889

Where to see it: Museum of Modern Art (New York City)

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ART JOURNEY

THE SCREAM

"The Scream" is not a single work

of art. According to a British

Museum's blog, there are two

paintings, two pastels and then

an unspecified number of prints.

The paintings reside in the

National Museum and the Munch

Museum, and in 2012, one of

the pastels sold for almost $120

million at auction.

Artist: Edvard Munch

Date: 1893

Where to see it: National

Museum (Oslo, Norway)

and Munch Museum (Oslo)

GUERNICA

The painting has that distinctive

Picasso style, and its unflinching

examination of the horrors of war

made it an essential part of 20th

century culture and history.

Artist: Pablo Picasso

Date: 1937

Where to see it: Museo Reina

Sofía (Madrid)

THE KISS

The Kiss," Klimt makes a "general

allegorical statement about love being

at the heart of human existence."

Given its magnetic appeal, it seems

people agree.

Artist: Gustav Klimt

Estimated date: 1907 to 1908

Where to see it: Upper Belvedere

museum (Vienna, Austria)

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GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

The oil on canvas masterpiece is brilliant in its

simplicity. The girl -- wearing a blue and gold

turban and an oversized pearl earring -- is the

entire focus with only a dark backdrop behind her.

Artist: Johannes Vermeer

Estimated date: 1665

Where to see it: Mauritshuis (The Hague,

Netherlands)

THE BIRTH OF VENUS

"The Birth of Venus" was probably

commissioned by a member of the wealthy and

art-loving Medici family, which ruled Florence and

nearby areas for centuries.

Artist: Sandro Botticelli

Estimated date: 1485

Where to see it: Le Gallerie Degli

Uffizi (Florence, Italy)

LAS MENINAS

Housed at the popular (and vast) Prado, "Las

Meninas" is not only Diego Velázquez`s most

famous painting, it's also one of his largest. The

complexity of the work has fascinated art critics

and the public for centuries.

Artist: Diego Velázquez

Date: 1656

Where to see it: Museo del Prado (Madrid)

AMERICAN GOTHIC

American Gothic is a 1930 painting by Grant

Wood in the collection of the Art Institute of

Chicago. Wood was inspired to paint what is now

known as the American Gothic House in Eldon

Artist: Grant Wood

Date: 1930

Where to see it:

Royal Academy of Arts

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ARTIST STORIES

Portraits

By Jugal Sarkar

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“My love for

painting started

from early childhood

days, when I saw my

uncle’s notebook”

says Jugal

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Creative people always

find a way to shape up

their imagination. This

does not always require

a formal training, rather

the aspiration to learn and prepare

on major goals like fulfilling one’s

passion. A live example of the above

lines is the well-known young art

portrait artist

“My love for painting started from

early childhood days, when I saw

my uncle’s notebook” says Jugal.

Expressing complex emotion in the

human face is the subject for Jugal

Sarkar’s painting. Growing up in

the northern part of West Bengal,

Mr. Sarkar has developed a close

kinship with the natural world and

its connection with the indigenous

people. That kinship is the basis for

the portraits he paints.

The Kolkata-based artist works in

acrylic, watercolor, and oil-medium

with a bold color palette and fluid

style to give his portraits a presence

that captures the character of the

person. Several original works of the

artist are in possession of private

collectors from various parts of the

world. Jugal is now open accepting

commissioned work for custom

portraits.

“Success is when people become

happy to see their portraits or after

buying a portrait from the artist’s

collection” Says Jugal. During the

Covid pandemic, when schools

and colleges started online classes,

Jugal took tutoring to a new level of

success, where he started online

painting classes. Apart from taking

regular classes, he is also engaged

in monthly workshops. Each

workshop is different from the other in

terms of medium, language and the

context.

According to his fan followers

on social media, he excels in his

previous works every day. Each

“Success is when

people become happy

to see their portraits

or after buying a

portrait from the

artist’s collection”

Says Jugal

portrait is lively and amazing. He

is equally skilled in both color

painting and pencil sketches. He

uses oil, water and acrylic mediums

for painting. However, his pencil

sketches using graphite pencils as

well as charcoal excel in their own

way. ​

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SUMMER GETAWAYS

JUMEIRAH VILLAGE

TRIANGLE

Movenpick Jumeirah Village

Triangle, Dubai’s newest premium

family destination, opens its

doors with some exciting summer

offerings for UAE and GCC

Residents. The more you stay, the

more you save with 3-night stay rates

starting from AED 1000 only with

breakfast, late check-out till 6PM,

and exclusive F&B discounts. Free

access to the luxurious facilities

including four outdoor pools, stateof-the-art

gym, a special Kid’s

waterpark as well as complimentary

entry to the ladies’ pool and gym.

BOHEMIA AT BEACH

BY FIVE

Dig out your boho gear and

embrace this Bohemian fiesta

every Saturday. Indulge in FIVE's

signature drinks and bites, take a

dip in a beach Jacuzzi, or keep

cool in our stunning glass-lined

beachside pool - all while listening

to your favorite house tunes. Watch

the sun set over Dubai’s most

stunning skyline views of the Dubai

Marina and Arabian gulf, and

experience the most spectacular,

Instagrammable panorama

for that perfect sunset selfie.

Every Saturday, there is nowhere

else you’ll rather be than our

private 150-meter award winning

beachfront for this sunset spectacle

YAS ISLAND ABU

DHABI

Yas Island is a 2,500-hectare

human-made island in Abu Dhabi

and is one of the biggest tourist

attractions in UAE. This engineering

marvel encompasses everything

from posh hotels to shopping

centers, all to make your weekend

getaway. Also, close to the Ferrari

World and the Yas Marina Circuit

which hosts the Formula One

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand

Prix every year.

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ANANTARA QASR AL SARAB

Serenely set within the Liwa Desert, this secluded

retreat with stylish desert castle décor offers a

breathtaking panorama. It also features an outdoor

pool, spa and a gym. Qasr Al Sarab’s accommodation

features luxury fibers and earthy hues. All rooms have

sliding glass doors opening to a terrace with desert

views. They offer a deep soaking bath, rain shower

and a pillow menu. The hotel’s Desert Excursion

Centre organizes camel treks, dune bashing and

desert walks.

JEBEL JAIS

Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah rests at 1,934 meters

above sea level and is the highest peak in the UAE.

The mountain offers stunning sunrise and sunset views.

The 35 km long road to the top of the hill features

eight hairpins and countless sharp corners, making it

one of the best routes in the world. It is also home to

the World's longest zipline which attracts adventure

enthusiasts from across the globe.

AL AIN, OASIS

Al Ain Oasis was declared a UNESCO World Heritage

Site and covers a massive 3000 acres. The oasis

introduces visitors to the delicate oasis eco-system

and the importance it has played in the development

of the emirate. It is a space which is free for anyone

who goes there to explore. Thousands of date palms

provide shade and block out noise from surrounding

roads, making it a haven of tranquility and a highlight

of a trip to the city.

THE CHEDI MUSCAT

This property is 5 minutes’ walk from the beach.

This 5-star beachfront resort in Muscat is a

15-minute drive from Muscat International Airport.

It has a spa with massage services, swimming

pools. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire

property. The air-conditioned rooms at The Chedi

Muscat have a flat-screen TV, a private espresso

machine and a spacious work desk. Some rooms

have a seating area.

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FATHER’S DAY 2022

FATHER'S DAY – GETAWAY

GIFT IDEAS FOR THE DAY

Every single one of us needs a break after a long day, but not all take it. This

Father’s Day here are a few ideal places with best deals so you can gift your

father an escape and he enjoys a break away from all the hustle

ROVE EXPO 2020

HOTEL

What about experiencing a

reviving your best moments at

Expo 2020? You can access

the Expo site by simply booking

a stay at Rove! What’s more,

book a Cosy Rover Room and

get a free upgrade to a Rover

Room for just AED 199 per

night. Rovers (guests) are also

entitled to late check out until

4pm so they can enjoy all on

offer until the last minute of their

stay. Marvel at the glittering

scenes of the Expo 2020 site

with floor to ceiling windows

that will have you mesmerized

by the view all day long.

YAS ISLAND ABU

DHABI

Yas Island is a 2,500-hectare

human-made island in Abu Dhabi

and is one of the biggest tourist

attractions in UAE. This engineering

marvel encompasses everything

from posh hotels to shopping

centers, all to make your weekend

getaway. Also, close to the Ferrari

World and the Yas Marina Circuit

which hosts the Formula One

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand

Prix every year.

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CENTARA MIRAGE BEACH RESORT

Explore a world of wonder and awe at Centara Mirage

Beach Resort Dubai, and enjoy moments of discovery

for you and your family. Inspired by mythical Thai and

Arabian adventures, the themed destination resort

offers facilities for guests of all ages, including a kids’

spa dedicated to junior spa-goers, relaxed, family

friendly check-in and club lounge experience for the

entire family at the Family Club, and three Kids’ Clubs

for younger guests.

W ABU DHABI

Book a room and get them back as credit in bites

& drinks at any of the hotel's restaurants and bars.

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season Get it all back in credit for drinks & bites.

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ADDRESS BEACH RESORT

Let him drop in for a day and discover the spectacular

swimming pools and lushly landscaped terraces

at Address Beach Resort. There’s something for

everyone, with sun lounges located on the white sandy

beachfront, an Adult Pool, Family Pool, and a whole-lotof-fun

Kids’ Splash Pad from 9 am until sunset.

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for

Daydreams

Pakistani artist Fahd Burki's first major solo exhibition expands

the artist's formal lexicon to a series of new relief works that

refer to processes of subtraction, returning geometric blocs

to their basic forms to highlight their material nature. Painted

and sculpted works made over the last 15 years narrate

a visual practice patterned by symmetry, repetition, and

symbolism, as with early figurations like the cedar and perspex

sculpture Optimist (2012), where satire and reverence appear

in the same wooden figure propped on a pair of crutches;

shown alongside later grid abstractions.

Date: Until October 9

Location: Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront

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

whats-on/fahd-burki-daydreams/

What is not

What is not gathers scaled models and ongoing

projects by artist and architect Khalil Rabah, who

proposes experimental platforms and frameworks

to explore changes in cultural institutions and

curatorial and museological discourses during

states of emergency, or following displacement.

Dating back to the 1990s, overviews of Rabah's

projects like the Palestinian Museum of Natural

History and Humankind (2000s) will be on

display, offering alternative visions of institutional

spaces while inquiring into the politics of artefact

conservation.

Date: Until July 4

Location: Sharjah Art Museum, Al Shuwaihean

For more information visit: https://

sharjahevents.ae/en/event/khalil-rabah-whatis-not/

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Lakes dying, tides rising

Tehran-born artist Nazgol Ansarinia's work

investigates structures and systems of the

everyday—including objects, routines, and

experiences—as an inquiry into the relationship

between public and private life and culture as

a site of emotional catharsis. Across drawing,

video, and sculpture, Lakes drying, tides

rising at Green Art Gallery references Iran's

water crisis to exemplify the collective desire of

a particular time, while marking resulting shifts in

the proximal landscape.

Date: Until May 7

Location: Green Art Gallery,

Alserkal Avenue Unit 28

For more information: https://www.gagallery.

com/exhibitions/lakes-drying-tides-rising

Heavy Eyes

Painted with eyeshadow pigments collected from

cosmetic companies, Michael Sailstorfer's new

eyeshadow-on-lead series employs unconventional

materials to explore social and historical developments

informed by industrial production. One such

composition, Heavy Eyes 46 BLUE BROWN (2021)

depicts a basin of teal against a rough lead surface,

adding a touch of colour to a potentially toxic material.

Date: Until May 5

Location: Carbon 12, Warehouse 37, Alserkal Avenue

For more information visit: https://www.artdubai.ae/

artweek/michael-sailstorfer-heavy-eyes/

Order of Magnitude

Jitish Kallat's two-decade-long interest in historical

recurrence, time, the cosmos and reflecting the dense

metropolis of Mumbai comes together for his first major solo

exhibition in Dubai. Including new paintings, multimedia

installations, and site-specific interventions, dynamic forms

of image-making blend macro and micro-occurrences, often

beginning from sketches that capture temporal progression

within the everyday.

Date: Unit July 1

Location: Ishara Art Foundation, Alserkal Avenue Unit A3

For more information visit: https://alserkal.online/event/

order-of-magnitude

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ART FACTS

Banksy is the

most famous

graffiti artist in the

world, but no one

knows his real

name.

The research

found that learning

and practicing art

strongly correlates with

higher achievement

in reading and

Mathematics.

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ART FACTS

Picasso could

draw before he

could walk. The

Spanish word for a

pencil was the first

thing he said.

Someone

in Voronezh,

Russia, vandalized a

Soviet-era monument

not by destroying it but

by painting it to look

like Patrick star from

Sponge Bob Square

Pants.

The Le Bateau

was hung upside

down at the NY

Museum of Modern Art.

This mistake was not

noticed until 47 days

later.

Monet’s

work is mainly

known for his water

lily paintings inspired by

his garden. .He was told

to be a grocer instead

of an artist.

When the Mona

Lisa was stolen from

the Louvre in 1911,

the empty space it left

on the wall attracted

more visitors than the

painting had.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Islamic Calligraphy

written in Thuluth

Script "Durood e

Ibrahimi"

Sundas Muhammad

Shoaib

Look into her eyes

and know what is in

her heart.

Somya Rastogi

Speak for the less

fortunate

Taraasha Vijay

Jetwani

Oil on canvas

Wafaa Jamil

Healing Hands

Vinu Aravind

To get featured send your artworks to

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Prisma colour artwork

Vedika Mirchandani

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6 9 8 2 7

Spot The Difference

Sudoku

Puzzle

4

Sudoku

5 6 2 4

8 3 7 1

2 1 6 9 3

9 2 5

6 8 2 5 1

7 8 2 1 9

3 7 4 8

2 4 5 3 1

7 8 2 9 3

GAMES

Sudoku Puzzle 8 Solution

4 8 9 6 1 2 7 3 5

3 1 5 4 7 9 8 2 6

2 6 7 5 8 3 4 1 9

9 3 6 8 2 4 1 5 7

5 4 1 7 3 6 2 9 8

7 2 8 9 5 1 6 4 3

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5 6 1 2 7 9 4 8 3

4 3 9 1 8 6 7 2 5

1 2 6 7 9 3 5 4 8

8 9 7 5 6 4 3 1 2

3 4 5 8 1 2 9 7 6

Answer Sudoku Puzzle 6 Solution

Answer

6 1 2 9 5 7 8 3 4

9 8 4 6 3 1 2 5 7

7 5 3 4 2 8 6 9 1

3 5 6 1 7 4 9 8 2

9 2 4 5 8 6 3 1 7

7 1 8 2 9 3 6 5 4

1 9 3 6 4 7 8 2 5

6 8 2 9 5 1 4 7 3

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Sudoku Puzzle 4 Solution

5 6 9 3 2 8 7 4 1

8 3 7 4 1 5 2 9 6

2 4 1 7 6 9 5 3 8

5 7 6 4 1 2 9 3 8

1 4 2 8 3 9 6 5 7

9 3 8 6 7 5 4 1 2

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

Sophie Louise

M. Llano

Nature

Sujithapriya

Shriya Jishnu

Water colour

painting of a

mother and

daughter.

Sumaiya

Siraj Sarang

Mohammed

To get featured send your artworks to

kids@magzoid.com

Syeda kaunain

Fatima

This is a surfboard

design about Polynesian

and costal culture, which

included tiki mask, sea

creature, flower and sea

plants.

Yehui Feng

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CROSSWORD

Across

2. Who painted the scream in 1983?

6. Which artist was struck in the face with a mallet by

an envious rival, disfiguring him for life?

7. Which artist sold a balloon dog for $58.4 million?

9. A coat that can be put on only when it's wet

Down

1. What element was removed from Leonardo da

Vinci's The Last Supper by careless workers?

3. Who is the richest living artist?

4. Which artist is best known for a painting of his

mother?

5. English artist Andy Brown created a portrait of

Queen Elizabeth II using what?

8. How many paintings did Vincent Van Gogh sell

during his lifetime?

Answers

1. Jesus’Feet

2. Edvard

3. Damien

4. James

5. TeaBags

6. Michelangelo

7. JeffKoons

8. One

9. Paint

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PICTURE STORY

PHOTO BY CLAY BANKS ON UNSPLASH

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The

Designer's

Corner

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

The Baiterek,

Kazakhstan

The project was launched on the initiative of the

first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the architect of the

project is Akmurza Rustembekov.

The 105m tall structure rises from a wide flat

base within a raised plaza. It consists of a

narrow cylindrical shaft, surrounded by white

branch-like girders that flare out near the top,

supporting a gold-mirrored 22m diameter

sphere.

The base contains a ticket booth and exhibition

space, with two lifts rising within the shaft to the

observation deck within the 'egg'. Entrances

to the monument are sunk below eye level,

reached by stairs from the surrounding plaza.

The observation deck is 97m above ground

level. It consists of two levels, one with

360-degree views of Nur-Sultan and beyond,

with a second, higher level, reached by a flight

of stairs.

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In 2007, Zaha Hadid was appointed as

the design architect of the Center after a

competition. The Center houses a conference

hall (auditorium), a gallery hall and a museum.

The project is intended to play an integral role

in the intellectual life of the city. Located close

to the city center, the site plays a pivotal role in

the redevelopment of Baku.

The Heydar Aliyev Center represents a fluid

form which emerges by the folding of the

landscape's natural topography and by the

wrapping of individual functions of the Center.

All functions of the Center, together with

entrances, are represented by folds in a single

continuous surface. This fluid form gives an

opportunity to connect the various cultural

spaces whilst at the same time, providing

each element of the Center with its own

identity and privacy.

ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

The Heydar

Aliyev Centre,

Baku

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JEWELLERY

Cartier

Cartier's Love band

continues to be

a favored choice

when it comes to

choosing a wedding

or engagement ring

and even as a special

addition to one's

collection

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Bulgari

For the woman who has a

refined taste in fine jewelry,

Bvlgari brings her this

immaculately crafted ring.

Sculpted from 18k rose gold,

this Bvlgari B.Zero1 ring

features white ceramic bands

stacked together.

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Tiffany & Co

Gift your loved one this delicate-looking Tiffany & Co. Atlas bracelet. Made from

18K yellow gold, it features diamonds on the front plaque along with signature

cutout Roman numerals.

www.tiffanyandco.com

Chopard

The intricate

geometrical cube

shapes evoke the

timeless allure of

Chopard, making

this pair a stunner.

A grand and

valuable creation,

these are perfect for

women who love to

flaunt a luxe style.

www.chopard.com

Louisvuitton

The LV Volt necklace in 18-karat yellow gold is part of the LV Volt collection,

which pays tribute to the energy of the LV initials. Its innovative design stacks

the two letters up into a fluid mesh, which reproduces the shape of a bandana.

www.louisvuitton.com

Montblanc

The Montblanc bangle in rose gold with snowcap

emblem and mother-of-pearl is accessible yet fine,

everyday jewelry.

www.montblanc.com

Dior

The 30 Montaigne necklace is both

modern and timeless. It is made with a

gold-finish metal chain that showcases

the 'CD' signature with a pavé of

silver-reflective crystals at the center.

The necklace can be worn with other 30

Montaigne creations.

www.dior.com

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YSL

Pieces in the new capsule collection encompass these joyful

design codes, bringing together the best of YSL couture in a

nostalgic collection that focuses on the unmistakable logo, bold

design and abundance of materials

www.YSL.com

Bulgari

DIVAS' DREAM 18 kt rose

gold necklace set with

mother of pearl elements, a

round brilliant-cut diamond

and pavé diamonds.

www.bulgari.com

JEWELLERY

Tiffany & Co

Tiffany & Co Graffiti Paloma Picasso

Diamond Bangle Cuff Bracelet

designed by Paloma Picasso

showcasing a Tiffany round brilliant

cut diamond weight appx .45ct. The

diamond is set in a bezel setting atop of

the iconic bangle.

www.tiffanyandco.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels’ beaded

border sparkles in a multitude of

variations on the Perlée pearls

of gold jewelry creations: from the

purity of a single line to multiple

rows, in yellow, white or pink gold.

www.vancleefarpels.com

Ounass

Boucheron's Jack

de Boucheron

single stud earring

elegantly portrays

the Parisian

brand's creative

aesthetic while

staying versatile.

Crafted in 18kt

gold, the graphic

design is inspired

by jack cables

www.ounass.com

Chanel

Inspired by the repeating lines of the quilted motif, the COCO CRUSH

collection embodies these determining encounters—strength and

delicacy, simplicity and density, roundness and rigor. Traced in gold,

clean-cut incisions crisscross on a soft, rounded surface and recreate

the quilted pattern, an emblem of the House since 1955.

www.chanel.com

Hermes

Magnificent showpiece is the definition for this

stunning horse gold head bangle bracelet from

Hermes. Crafted in solid yellow 18kt gold, the horse

head bangle is distinguished by the horse head and

woven mane

www.hermes.com

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Cartier

Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch features Mechanical Movement

with Automatic Winding. Brilliant-cut diamonds adorn

the rose gold case and A Sapphire Cabochon is set in a

fluted crown. Blued-Steel Sword-Shaped Hands tick on a

Silvered Sunray-Brushed Dial.

www.cartier.com

Cartier

The Opaline Flinqué

Dial features a Blue Steel

Diamond-Shaped Hands

with and Alligator Leather

Straps With "Quickswitch"

Interchangeability System.

Additionally, the bezel is

Set With 42 Brilliant-Cut

Diamonds Totaling 0.86

Carats, a Fluted Crown

Cap and Crown Set with

Sapphires.

www.cartier.com

Vancleefarpels

Created in 1968, Van Cleef & Arpels' Alhambra®

motif has become a timeless symbol of luck. It is

honored in this watch collection through a range of

precious materials, colors and sizes and perfectly

matches Alhambra jewelry creations.

www.vancleefarpels.com

Gucci

Designed with a jewellery-like bangle enriched with

enamel details, this watch features a silver rotating

Dionysus head case exposing a white dial. The

unique detail has become synonymous with the

House, referencing the Greek god Dionysus, who

in myth is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a

tiger sent to him by Zeus.

www.gucci.com

Versace

This wristwatch is a member of the famous

Vanitas collection from Versace. The red

and gold colors on this watch create a

hard to miss look. The watch is made from

gold plated stainless steel and held by red

leather straps.

www.versace.com

Tagheuer

Audemarspiguet

Its 18-carat white gold case is complemented by a

burgundy dial with a sunburst effect.

www.audemarspiguet.com

This Cosc-Certified Autavia in bronze is an

excellent choice for adventurers who want their

watch to last a lifetime. This Three-Hand Model Has

the Rounded First-Generation Autavia Case And

1960s Beveled Lugs.

www.tagheuer.com

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Swarovski

This Luxurious Chronograph

Watch by Swarovski is a perfect

blend of modernity and tradition.

The Opulent and bold design

sparkles with 100 clear crystals Set

in Rich Pavé On A Contemporary

Rose-Gold Tone Pvd Coated

Stainless Steel Case And Burgundy

Sunray Dial. It's a timeless classic

that goes with everything from

jeans and a t-shirt to a ball gown.

www.swarovski.com

Swarovski

WATCHES IN FOCUS

This Swarovski watch displays a brilliant

integration of natural forms and modern

design. Inspired by flowers, the bezel

features two intertwined rows of bright

crystals on rose-gold tone PVD coating.

www.swarovski.com

Armani

A fantastic analogue men’s

watch designed and made by

Emporio Armani. This watch has

a Burgundy Leather Strap and a

stainless-steel case to match the

Burgundy Dial.

www.armani.com

Danielwelington

Classic Suffolk Is the Ultimate Staple,

With A Rustic Red Strap Made of Genuine

Leather That Will Catch the eyes of

everyone you meet. With a slim design,

an egg-shell white dial, and details in rose

gold or stainless steel, this sophisticated

watch will stand the test of time.

www.danielwelington.com

Christian Dior

A discreet tribute to Christian Dior, Dior Christal advocates

sophisticated watchmaking that sees each of its watches as

a piece of Couture. With a hardness that is close to that of a

diamond, sapphire crystal is the quintessence of Dior Christal.

Never before has this material traditionally used for watch

crystals been used for ornamental purposes

www.dior.com

Calvin Klein

The Calvin Klein, even series features a stainless

steel 42mm case, with a fixed bezel, a red dial and a

scratch resistant mineral crystal. The 18mm leather

band is fitted with a tang clasp.

www.CalvinKlein.com

Gucci

Part of the G-Timeless collection, this watch

features the iconic GG pattern printed with a floral

motif. GG Blooms was first presented throughout

the Fall Winter 2015 Fashion Show collection and

has continued to evolve as an iconic Gucci print.

www.gucci.com

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Gucci

A glamorous rendition of the '50s cat-eye frame, these

sunglasses convey Gucci Aria's new idea of femininity, with

a winged frame and sparkling crystals.

www.gucci.com

Louisvuitton

The LV Moon Square Sunglasses are part of a new eyewear family created

by Johnny Coca. They feature an oversized shape and are engraved with the

5 Flowers signature, a motif also found on the Coussin bag. The collection

also includes cat eye and rectangular versions of this design

www.louisvuitton.com

Dior

The Lady D-Lite bag embodies the classic

elegance and modernity of the House.

Crafted in beige embroidered jute canvas,

it features the 'L'Union Fait la Force' motto,

inspired by the atelier's jute bags and

reaffirming the participative dimension dear

to Maria Grazia Chiuri. A 'CHRISTIAN DIOR

PARIS' signature adorns the front, while

ruthenium-finish metal 'D.I.O.R.' charms

enhance the silhouette.

www.dior.com

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin's timeless aesthetic and stellar

craftsmanship in shoemaking is evident in these stunning

Debout pumps. Crafted from black patent leather on the

pointed toes and heel counters, they are adorned with

iridescent PVC for an exquisite effect.

www.christianlouboutin.com

Gucci

Crafted from dark blue floral lace,

this dress speaks to the spirit of

freedom and self-expression woven

throughout the House's narrative. The

style is completed by a detachable

Interlocking G chain belt.

www.gucci.com

Bulgari

Falkar by BVLGARI draws its

power from the famed blue-green

iridescence of the Falcon's Eye of

Brazil, the protective gemstone of

travellers. A symbol of freedom and

focused precision, it is inseparable

from the majestic all-seeing bird

that inspires its name, and the long

tradition of falconry.

www.bulgari.com

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Garcon

Refusing the gender

divide. Striking a

breathtaking balance

between unabashed

tomboy charm and

understated tender

elegance.

www.garcon.com

Jimmychoo

The DIOSA wedge sandals capture the essence of summer.

Italian-crafted in gold metallic nappa, our style features

twisted straps and an ankle strap with a secure buckle

fastening. Our style is completed by 130mm cork wedge

heels and the discreet gold JC emblem.

www.jimmychoo.com

FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Dior

The Lady D-Joy bag captures the

House's vision of elegance and beauty

by showcasing the iconic streamlined

aesthetic of the Lady Dior line. Crafted

in Rose des Vents calfskin with Cannage

stitching, the refined and timeless style

is enhanced by tonal metal 'D.I.O.R.'

charms embellishing its silhouette.

www.dior.com

Balenciaga

A stunning reproduction of this rare

1950s vintage Cristóbal Balenciaga

gown made in either of the styles

shown in any set of measurements.

www.balenciaga.com

Louisvuitton

A roomy, well-organised

carryall for office or off-duty

pursuits, the bag is fitted with

both top Toron handles and

long leather shoulder straps,

for a variety of comfortable

carry styles.

www.louisvuitton.com

YSL

From golden metals to round, retro

and oversized shapes, get inspired by

the collection of warm, sandy shades

and gradient lenses.

www.ysl.com

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BRAND LOGOS

OMEGA

Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/

Bienne Switzerland. Founded by Louis Brandt in

La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848, the company formally

operated as La Generale Watch Co. until incorporating the

name Omega in 1903, becoming Louis Brandt et Frère-Omega

Watch & Co. In 1984, the company officially changed its name

to Omega SA, which is currently a subsidiary of the Swiss Swatch

Group. Omega opened its museum to the public in Biel/Bienne in

January 1984.

Britain's Royal Flying Corps used Omega watches in 1917 for

its combat units, as did the U.S. Army in 1918. Omega watches

were the choice of NASA in 1969 for the Apollo 11 Mission. In

addition, Omega has been the official timekeeper of the Olympic

Games since 1932. Omega is currently the timekeeper of

the America’s Cup yacht race and a main partner of the 2022

Winter Olympics.

The forerunner of Omega, La Generale Watch Co., was

founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by Louis

Brandt, who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches

from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He sold his watches from

Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. In 1894,

his two sons Louis-Paul and César developed a revolutionary

in-house manufacturing and total production control system

that allowed component parts to be interchangeable. Watches

developed with these techniques were marketed under the

Omega brand of La Generale Watch Co. By 1903 the success of

the Omega brand led the La Generale Watch Co to spin off the

Omega brand as its own company, and the Omega Watch Co

was officially founded in 1903.

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