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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | July 2022

The July 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Fazel Shams, an artist from Iran. The magazine features an Exclusive coverage of BeingShe Excellence Awards 2022, INDEX 2022, few sections highlighting Eid Al Adha 2022. The Blue Mosque, Istanbul and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi 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 Disney. 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 July 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Fazel Shams, an artist from Iran. The magazine features an Exclusive coverage of BeingShe Excellence Awards 2022, INDEX 2022, few sections highlighting Eid Al Adha 2022. The Blue Mosque, Istanbul and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi 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 Disney.

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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Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity, and

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- Angelo Bonati.

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

We have on the cover an exquisite artwork by Fazel Shams, an

exceptional artist from Iran. The magazine consists of an exclusive

coverage of the ‘BeingShe Excellence Awards 2022’ and a special interview of

Aparna Bajpai – the founder and CEO of BeingShe.

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.

Few sections highlighting Eid Al Adha 2022 which covers top destinations to

explore, get your Eid makeup right, best places to dine in and how to deck up

your décor this Eid.

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

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

picture-perfect moments. Keeping you updated on the latest happenings in

the creative world, we have art facts and games like crossword 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!

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE...

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Wild Art

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ARTIST STORIES | Inspire & Empower

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Maher Naji

Andrea Clague

Lisa Hunt

Tamanna Sharma

David Djiango

Ute Herrmann

Andrea Arenas

Eid Al Adha 2022:

Top 5 holiday

destinations to

explore this Eid

Cover Story

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BeingShe:

Aparna Bajpai

Interview

Index 2022

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18

19

28

29

Modern

Calligraphic Art

by Fazel Shams

Events:

BeingShe Excellence

Awards 2022

Eid 2022: 9 best

places to dine in

UAE during Eid

Holidays

Digital Artist:

Artist Stories

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31

Eid 2022: 7 Photogenic lakes to

visit in the UAE this Eid that look

like a piece of art

Sephora X Magzoid

Eid Al Adha 2022: Deck up your

home with amazing decor items

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49

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26

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10 littleknown

facts about

the worldfamous

artworks

Art News 11|23|45|46|48|56-57

Featured Photographs 10

Special days: Friendship Day 22

Picture Story 15|23|68

Art exhibition & Events 36-37

Artist in Focus 44|47

Art Facts 62-63

Featured Artworks 64|66

Games 65

Crossword 67

Brand Logos 78

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Art Beyond

Canvas

5 Things to do

before you visit an

art exhibit

Designer's Corner"

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Watercolor

By Maher Naji

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“The memories I paint are also the hopeful visualisations of return”

says Maher.

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Maher Naji is a

Palestinian painter,

based in Gaza.

Maher's family was

forced to flee from

Northern Sawafer Village prior to

his birth, and he was born in 1963

in Jabaliya Refugee Camp in Gaza,

where he finished his primary and

secondary education.

He left for Russia in 1983 to

join the Baron Stieglitz Art

Academy in St. Petersburg

and returned to Gaza in

1994 after receiving

his PhD in Arabian

Architecture. During

his stay in Russia,

he participated

in numerous

exhibitions and

since coming

back to

Gaza he has

continued to pursue his work as an

artist, whilst under blockade since

2007.

Maher's artwork is inspired

by his family's memories of

Palestine before 1948. “He relies

on his mother's vast details of

her memories, for every line and

shape in his paintings” says Maher.

His art is a means of preserving

Palestinian culture. “The memories

I paint are also the hopeful

visualisations of return” says

Maher.

The hand mill is for Maher

Naji, a tool that elicits such

powerful memories of

the home that he was

raised in, in the village

of Al Sawafir, Gaza.

In this dreamlike

depiction entitled,

‘The Remaining

Memory’, Naji

“He relies on his

mother's vast details

of her memories, for

every line and shape

in his paintings” says

Maher.

visually interprets his mother’s

recounting of the hand mill and

the manner in which it was used

to grind wheat grains as she

conversed with the women that

surrounded her.

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ART NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

Bedu, Dubai’s foremost pioneer in

web3 technologies announced its second curated

art drop titled “Colonies on Mars”

Late last year, a survey

found that NFT ownership

in the UAE is twice the

global average, with 23%

of respondents from the country

owning at least one token. Set to

become a global crypto hub, Dubai

is home to the world’s first agency

for digital Islamic art NFTs. In its

15th year, the Art Dubai exhibition

also rolled out a platform dedicated

to digital art in the region.

Now the UAE-based blockchain

firm Bedu has bolstered its place in

the creative realm with its second

curated art drop. This project

features the work of nine artists

revolving around the theme of the

colonization of Mars. Each artist

contributed two art pieces, and

those with a single artwork provided

open edition tokens that allow

unlimited minting for a limited time.

The line-up included French artist

and filmmaker Thomas Dubois,

who created Outer Space and Mars

Pearl artworks. He was joined

by Kurdish digital artist Kurdish

Kaiwan Shaban and artist Ben

Bachau who explores realms of

the unconscious. The list also

includes Marcel Deneuve, Rui

Huang, Stefan Große Halbuer, Reza

Afshar, Marchiek Wolanski, and Alon

Kartin, with diverse backgrounds,

including game development and

data science. The Outer Space by

Dubois will also be airdropped to its

collectors for free.

Bedu had also recently launched

UAENFT Keypass, a membership

scheme for the NFT community.

“We value this artistic

expression, and the

latest drop reflects our

commitment to championing

their creative freedom in the

new frontier of Web3,” said

Al Zarouni, Chief Executive

Officer, Bedu.

“We value this artistic expression,

and the latest drop reflects our

commitment to championing their

creative freedom in the new frontier

of Web3,” said Al Zarouni, Chief

Executive Officer, Bedu.

- news@magzoid.com

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EID GETAWAY

5 this Eid Holidays

Top hotels to explore

This July, the UAE residents are looking forward to another long weekend. As announced, the

festival will fall on the 9th of July owing to which holidays are expected to be given from Friday,

July 8, to Monday, July 11. That means it’s going to be a four-day weekend for public and private

sector employees in the UAE. If you're planning a getaway for the long weekend, here are top five

destinations you can explore

Al Habtoor Polo Resort

To celebrate the Eid Al Adha holidays.

These incredible rooms with glorious

views await you in this Andalusian

infused paradise. The Eid offer includes

a delectable breakfast at Andalucia

restaurant, an afternoon tea experience

at the Equestrian Lounge from 3pm to

sunset and complimentary pool and

beach access at the resort’s sister

property in JBR.

Al Maha,

a Luxury

Collection

Desert Resort

& Spa

This luxury hotel resembles

a luxurious Bedouin

encampment, is the perfect

escape to recharge over

the Eid Al Adha break.

While the resort’s location

already ensures maximum

privacy for guests, Al Maha’s

42 suites take luxury and

privacy to the next level.

Each suite boasts a private

temperature-controlled

pool overlooking the infinite

desert views.

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EID GETAWAY

Radisson Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island

Enjoy a simply delightful beachside getaway on the stunning Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. The Radisson Resort Ras Al

Khaimah Marjan Island offers direct access to the beach, spectacular views of the surrounding blue waters, and plenty of on-site

entertainment. This Eid get amazing offers and great deals with their exclusive packages, spend EID with your family and friends

to indulge in a variety of an Arabic themed buffet at RBG Restaurant during Eid El Fitr days, or pop by in the evening for Shisha,

Moroccan Tea and special Arabic sweets for AED125 per person on Seafood Shack terrace

The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

Experience the splendor of Dubai from this 5-star hotel situated

on the trunk of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Celebrate Eid Al Adha

in style at this luxurious getaway at The Palm. Guests can enjoy

access to Cordelia, Dip Pool Bar, Her by Caroline Astor and The

St. Regis Bar along with all the rejuvenating spa treatments at

Iridium Spa. For more activities guests have access to Nakheel

Mall land The View at the Palm. Enjoy attractive room rates.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al

Wadi Desert

Within the sanctuary of a protected nature reserve, The Ritz-Carlton

Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is a unique remote getaway just

45 minutes from Dubai. Ideal for families and travelers seeking a

remote getaway, the private resort offers adventure and tranquility

combined in a tranquil desert oasis. The resort offers an extensive

range of family-friendly and outdoor activities.

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BEINGSHE

Aparna Bajpai,

Founder & CEO of BeingShe

A women’s organization based in the United Arab Emirates

with a focus on women empowerment.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

What does "BeingShe" stand for?

BeingShe is a platform that

empowers women, by women,

for women. Founded by Aparna

Bajpai with an aim to give women a

voice, a chance to turn their dreams

into reality. It has now become

an ecosystem for women’s selfdiscovery

through its action driven

initiatives: BeingShe Excellence

Awards, BeingShe Club, BeingShe

Empowered Program, She Talks and

BeingShe Universe.

Please share with us the vision

and mission behind BeingShe?

BeingShe’s mission is to empower

and transform women and help them

to lead their inner drive and passion

with concrete impactful structure.

Our vision is to become the largest

international women network for

self-transformation and growth which

enables women to get the right

exposure and opportunities for their

personal and professional growth.

How impactful do you feel are

these platforms in today’s world?

We have had a lot of success

stories from all our initiatives.

Since inception, we have been

empowering women through

confident building and selfawareness

with the BeingShe

Universe initiative. Participants

have gone on to become business

owners, authors, actresses, radio

presenters etc. It's amazing what

women can do once they are

confident in themselves.

Through the BeingShe empowered

program, we have assisted foreign

brands to connect with UAE

customers, we have facilitated media

connections, speaking opportunities

and brand awareness activities to

business owners seeking to establish

themselves in the industry and to

give their brands mass exposure in

the UAE market.

Over the years due to the diverse

nature of our initiatives, we have

grown into a very diverse community

of women. As a result, we officially

launched the BeingShe Club which

is a multicultural networking platform

for women in the UAE to grow their

business and professional network.

We have seen a lot of impact in the

lives of women who have been part

of BeingShe over the years and I

couldn’t be more proud

Where do you aim for the

BeingShe Excellence Awards to

BeingShe’s mission

is to empower and

transform women

and help them to lead

their inner drive and

passion with concrete

impactful structure.

reach in the coming years?

This year’s award ceremony was

a resounding success as more than

forty women achievers were honored

with awards of excellence across

various fields. BeingShe Excellence

Awards will be back again in

2023 with even more personal

branding initiatives. Self-nomination,

nominations from organizations,

associations and other individuals

can be made through the website

www.beingshe.com. ​

- feature@magzoid.com

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PICTURE STORY

PHOTO BY VICTOR MALYUSHEV ON UNSPLASH

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COVER ARTIST

Modern Calligraphic Art

by Fazel Shams

“Whatever I learnt until today is the result of my self-studying besides hard

practicing” says Fazel

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Fazel Shams is an Iranian

calligraphic artist born

on 20th July of 1982.

He is from Kerman,

Iran, and a Bachelor of

Chemical Sciences of Kerman

University, Bahonar. The artist says

“I discovered Calligraphy as my

talent and followed that very strictly

to manifest proper artworks at the

middle age”.

He says after growing up

struggling with his other secret

talents, Calligraphy has always had

a higher point, so Fazel determined

to start the journey from 2018 as

a professional Calligrapher. It is

interesting to know that the artist

hasn’t had even a single course

or coaching related to this art.

“whatever I learnt until today is the

result of my self-studying besides

hard practicing” says the artist

After providing quite professional

art pieces among art-lovers both

inside and outside of Iran, Fazel

had the gold opportunity to exhibit

my artworks in Nicolas Flamel’s

gallery in Paris which was a great

success. “For the first time, I

“For

the first time, I

produced an artwork for

face of ROLEX as well as

PATEK PHILIPPE watches,

can be considered as a bold

activity in Iran”

says Fazel

produced an artwork for face of

ROLEX as well as PATEK PHILIPPE

watches, can be considered as a

bold activity in Iran” says Fazel

also owns a permanent Exhibition

from the beginning, which is why he

doesn’t participate art exhibitions.

His works are well known both in Iran

and internationally, and a series of

his works will soon be unveiled at the

Nicola Flamel Exhibition in Paris.

-artist@magzoid.com

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7EID 2022

places you can

dine-in this Eid in

the UAE

With Eid Al Adha 2022 falling on July 9 and last until July 12, The UAE is gearing up for a long

weekend. Various Restaurants, Hotels, and Entertainment Venues have put together great deals,

discounts, and other delights for those staying in the UAE.

Here are a few places/Spots you can dine in with your friends and family this Eid.

MENU AT MASTERCHEF, THE TV

EXPERIENCE

At this restaurant themed after the hit global show, a subsidised set menu will

give diners the chance to savour food inspired by past finalists and winners. For

Dh200, two people can indulge in a vegetarian or non-vegetarian option.

The Eid set menu is served only on July 11; 1pm-10pm; MasterChef, the TV

Experience, Millennium Place Hotel, Dubai Marina; 04 550 8111;

www.masterchefdxb.com

HICKORY’S EID AL ADHA BRUNCH

Hickory’s Restaurant at the Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf club will be hosting a

buffet brunch for Eid Al Adha, with a variety of dishes inspired by Arabian and

international cuisine. Packages are valid for three hours from arrival time.

July 9; 12.30pm-3.30pm; packages start at Dh150 for adults; Dh75 for

children aged 7 to 12; Yas Link Golf Club, Yas Island; 02 404 3077;

www.troonabudhabi.com

EID BRUNCH AT FIRELAKE GRILL HOUSE

This summer, at the FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar take in unbeatable

views of both the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Canal, while enjoying live music from

our stunning terrace every Saturday from 12:30 to 4pm. You can order as many

small plates as you like – YES, they are unlimited! The food caters to all tastes,

from smoked and charred meats to coal-roasted vegetables for the plant-based

barbeque lovers among you. Introducing the all-new small plates and bigger

plates menu plus delicious desserts!

Prices starting from AED 395 for soft drinks packages. AED95 for children

aged 6 to 12. Children under 6 eat free;

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, for your bookings please call

056 4044169 or 04 2497800

www.radissonhotels.com

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EID 2022

BILLY’S EID BRUNCH

Join Billy’s Brunch at BAI Bar & Terrace every Saturday, Book your tables for 2

and pay for 1 only. Enjoy a menu of refined bar food, three hours of free-flowing

drinks, a live band, great views of the terrace and free pool access for the day.

All packages include small plates, choice of main course and sharing desserts.

Drinks and food are served in a three-hour time slot starting from your first order!

Enjoy the great views of the terrace all year long with the summer tent on

Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm, prices starting from AED 295 – Non-Alcoholic

Package-Non-alcoholic drinks, mocktails and juices;

BAI at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View, 055- 9958210

www.radissonhotels.com

FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR’S BRUNCH

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will be hosting an

Eid Al Adha-themed brunch at CuiScene. The buffet will feature a seafood bar,

craving station, ouzi station, sushi bar, Middle Eastern dishes and a special

children’s buffet.

July 9; 11.30am-2.30pm; packages start at Dh295; Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Al

Maqta, Abu Dhabi; 02 654 3238;

www.fairmont.com

EID LUNCH AT CE LA VI

The sky-high pan-Asian restaurant is serving a three-course lunch menu, which

includes its signature dishes at a fraction of their price. For Dh140 a pop, guests

can sample from every meal course.

Sunday to Tuesday, July 10-12; noon-3pm; Dh140; level 54, Address Sky View,

Downtown Dubai; 04 582 6111;

www.celavi.com

KIDS EAT FOR FREE AT LEGOLAND

WATER PARK

Over the Eid Al Adha weekend, families can enjoy a more wallet-friendly trip to

Legoland Water Park, as one child per paying adult enters for free after 5pm at

Waves Bistro. The Kids Eat for Free deal includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian

burgers and wraps.

Thursday to Tuesday, 10am-7pm; Legoland Water Park, Dubai Parks and

Resorts; 04 820 3123; www.legoland.ae

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Oil Painting

By Andrea Clague

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“As I develop my art, I aspire to glorify God and draw others to see

His goodness and the wonder of his love” says Andrea.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Andrea Orr Clague was

traditionally trained at

Pensacola Christian

College and graduated

with a Master of Fine Arts

degree in 2009. She is a member of

the Oil Painters of America and the

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.

She was selected for Southwest

Art Magazine’s annual “21 Under

31” feature, and her artwork was

displayed on the issue’s cover.

“My work reveals her fascination

with light and the elusive beauty it

bestows upon seemingly ordinary

objects” says Andrea. Andrea is

thankful for the ability to paint and

counts it a gift from her Heavenly

Father. “As I develop my art, I aspire

to glorify God and draw others to see

His goodness and the wonder of his

love” says Andrea.

Andrea’s work has received many

awards including Grand Prize at the

2012 Scottsdale Salon at the Legacy

“My work reveals

her fascination with

light and the elusive

beauty it bestows upon

seemingly ordinary

objects” says Andrea

Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her

paintings have been displayed

in various venues, including the

Butler Institute of American Art

in Youngstown, OH, the Albrecht

Kemper Museum in St. Joseph, MO,

and the Moscow Manege.

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SPECIAL DAYS

International Friendship Day

The International

Day of Friendship

was proclaimed in 2011 by

the UN General Assembly

with the idea that friendship

between peoples, countries,

cultures and individuals can

inspire peace efforts and build

bridges between communities. It

is celebrated on the 30th of July

this year. The resolution places

emphasis on involving young

people, as future leaders, in

community activities that include

different cultures and promote

international understanding and

respect for diversity.

To mark the International Day

of Friendship the UN encourages

governments, international

organizations and civil society

groups to hold events, activities

and initiatives that contribute to

the efforts of the international

community towards promoting

a dialogue among civilizations,

solidarity, mutual understanding

and reconciliation.

The International Day of

Friendship is an initiative that

follows on the proposal made by

UNESCO defining the Culture of

Peace as a set of values, attitudes

and behaviors that reject violence

and endeavor to prevent conflicts

by addressing their root causes

with a view to solving problems.

It was then adopted by the UN

General Assembly in 1997.

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ART NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

Residents can now meet the Ajman

police officers in the Metaverse

Now you can interact

with Ajman Police in

the metaverse, a virtual

representation of a real

location where people’s avatars

meet, doing away with the need to

visit a police station.

Members of the community

and police officials can interact

with each other in the metaverse

after wearing Virtual Reality (VR)

headsets and connecting through

smart phones, tablets, laptops or

desktop computers. For ‘visitors’,

it provides the opportunity to visit

officials in a meeting room in the

metaverse.

Ajman Police General Command

said its metaverse project is the first

such police service in the UAE and

the development makes it the first

government body in the emirate of

Ajman to take the digital leap.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed

bin Abdullah Abu Shehab, head of

Ajman Police General Command said its metaverse

project is the first such police service in the UAE and the

development makes it the first government body in the

emirate of Ajman to take the digital leap.

the Services Development Team

at Al Nuaimiya Comprehensive

Police Station in Ajman, said: “The

project came within Ajman Police’s

efforts to strengthen cooperation

with its customers and involve them

in the design and development

of services. Metaverse comes

within the framework of facilitating

the meeting between customers

through VR, which brings them

together with police officers without

the need for a personal presence

at the police station.” He added

that the designed platform provides

a different customer experience

through the virtual world, which

simulates the real world, and

ensures the provision of services to

suit the lifestyle of the future, in line

with the UAE Government’s promise

to deliver high-tech services.

Lt Col Abu Shehab explained that

a unique experiment was designed

for a virtual hall in the metaverse, at

the Innovation Lab at Al Nuaimiya

Comprehensive Police Station in

collaboration with the innovation

team of Ajman Police. It was based

on the recommendation of the

Future Readiness Team.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Gold Art

By Lisa Hunt

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“The best artwork encourages us to see the world in new and exciting

ways” says Lisa.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Lisa Hunt is a Maplewood,

New Jersey-based artist

and designer. Her screen

printed and collaged

works on paper and panel

explore the spatial and meditative

relationships found within repeat

patterns. Through the use of

graphic shapes and symbols,

Hunt’s work draws inspiration

from a broad range of influences

including West African textiles,

African American

quilt-making,

typography and the

Art Deco movement.

Hunt’s work draws

a connection to

adornment

throughout

history while

commenting on

contemporary

materialism

and value by

accenting her primarily neutral

palette with gold leaf.

As an artist and a maker,

what’s most inspiring to Lisa is

the exploration of themes that

are expressive of the infinite

passing of time symbolized by her

modern interpretations of palms,

pomegranates, sonic coils and

arrows. She creates decorative

motifs that appeal on multiple

levels.

Lisa prefers using a lot of gold

and gold leaf in her artwork, the

use of gold and gold leaf in her art

comes from her desire to illuminate

her patterns in a way that allows

the viewers to endure. “Making

art may be the path to healing,

waiting for my muses to return in

the meantime” says Lisa. Allusions

to everything from Art Deco and

folk art to typographic elements

repurposed and reimagined in her

artworks.

“Making art may be

the path to healing,

waiting for my

muses to return in the

meantime” says Lisa.

“The best artwork encourages

us to see the world in new and

exciting ways” says Lisa. Through

her appreciation of indigenous

textiles and the decorative arts she

seeks to create a unique visual

vocabulary.

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EVENTS | INDEX 2022

INDEX 2022 hailed huge success as

thousands attend region’s largest interior design

industry gathering

INDEX (The International Interior Design, Furniture & Fit-Out Exhibition) welcomed over 22,000

visitors across all of its co-located shows at the 2022 edition. The show remains the largest and most

significant interiors event in the Middle East, connecting the world’s leading furniture and homeware,

kitchen and bathroom, lighting and decor brands with regional hospitality, residential, commercial

and retail buyers.

With an exciting

programme of

conferences and

fireside chats which

addressed issues

such as the future of design and

the changing workplace, Elaine

O’Connell, Vice President of Design

& Hospitality at dmg events said:

“We are extremely pleased to have

welcomed so many visitors from

around the world, with 21% of visitors

attending INDEX coming from

overseas, while 79% came from the

Middle East region, as we start to

return to face-to-face events.”

The three-day event, which has

been staged in Dubai since 1991

offers the largest single trading and

networking event in the entire Middle

Eastern architecture and design

industry calendar, in a uniquely

dynamic region.

“No other event offers such direct

and comprehensive access to

serious buyers in this extraordinary

market as INDEX does,” said Elaine

O’Connell, Vice President of Design

& Hospitality at dmg events. “Buyers

rely on INDEX to procure everything

from contract furniture through to

accessories, décor and limitededition

pieces. Professionals from

across the interior design industry

get the unique opportunity to network

with experts and colleagues.”

Going from strength to strength,

the 2022 trade event included

inspiring features, conferences and

interactive fireside chats. This year’s

event features included extraordinary

design installations from some of the

best talent in the region, including

"State of Mind" designed by ODG

Design and built by depa and Stretch

Ceilings, “Serenity Pool” designed by

Kristina Zanic Consultants and built

by Bond Interiors and “Ray of Light”

by design and branding agency

Brand Creative for Cosentino, built by

Design Infinity.

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The INDEX Design Talks

conference, The Work Design

Summit and the new Retail

Leadership Forum, brought together

the leaders and thinkers of the

industry for a series of live debates

and discussions on important

design-focused topics which saw a

large turnout of attendees. Some key

takeaways from the talks included

tips on how architects and designers

can explore the Metaverse and

conquering the new technology, as

well as the shift to more sustainable

projects. New for 2022, the Retail

Leadership Forum provided

dedicated intelligence and critical

discussion for retailers of interiors

products in the Middle East. With an

increasing volume of retail buyers

attending the show, it offered a

chance for retail leaders and buyers

to discover the latest in consumer

trends, logistics strategy and detailed

procurement techniques.

“We have been overwhelmed with

high level talent and industry experts

attending the event this year,” said

Elaine O’Connell, Vice President of

Design & Hospitality at dmg events.

“INDEX remains a must-attend show

allowing the design community

to come together to discuss the

newest topics and trends to impact

the industry whilst giving serious

buyers access to the latest product

launches.” INDEX is set to return

to Dubai next year on 23 – 25 May

2023.

- events@magzoid.com

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DIGITAL ARTIST | ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Metallic

Textured

Abstract Art

by Sumaira

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DIGITAL ARTIST | ARTISTS IN FOCUS

“Even if it's completely abstract, the artwork has its own inner sound”

says Sumaira.

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Sumaira Mohammed

Ashik is a young Dubai

based abstract artist who

moved to the Emirates

from India around 8 years

back and developed her career.

She is known for fusion of metallic

textured abstracts and calligraphy.

For Sumaira abstracts was an

expression of art. Using materials

such as modeling paste, palette

knives and paint scrapers allow her

to build layers, texture and contrast

to give a 3d view to each work.

The artist likes to create mixed

media abstracts as well as

fluid abstracts using

minimal as well as

heavy textures.

Combining this

with her passion for

incorporating

Arabic calligraphy into her work help

her to create a masterpiece original

contemporary Arabic calligraphy

abstract. “Even if it's completely

abstract, the artwork has its own

inner sound” says Sumaira.

For last five years, her passion has

helped her to enhance residential

and commercial interior with a

bespoke piece of contemporary

artwork. She worked directly with her

clients, as well as interior designers.

She uses to participate in local art

markets such as Ripe and Arte.

“Every small portion of an artwork is

having so many lovely details” says

Sumaira.

works got sold in world art Dubai.

Few years back she started to create

Arabic calligraphy designs which

grabbed the attention of dining and

décor suppliers under landmark

group of UAE. Her digital calligraphy

designs are present around the

emirates, as her products are being

used in eleven stores of Home box

all over the UAE and altogether 37

stores in GCC.

“Every small

portion of an

artwork is having

so many lovely

details” says

Sumaira.

Apart from self-taught artist she

is now tutor at the workshop Dubai,

Jumeirah. Since last two years she

has conducted 15-20 workshops in

both abstract as well as basic Arabic

calligraphy. She believes that this

Emirates has an important role in

achieving her success. United Arab

Emirates is a place that provides

endless opportunities for people to

achieve their dreams

-artist@magzoid.com

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7EID 2022

Photogenic lakes to visit in

the UAE that look like a piece

of Art

Long Salt Lake

Wondering where the pastel green lakes with lily pads lie? It’s a place called ‘Long

Salt Lake’, in the Al Wathba region of Abu Dhabi. Drive through a patch of desert –

i.e. go off-roading a bit – and you’ll come across this pool

Love Lake

While you’re in Al Qudra, don’t forget to check out a lake in the

shape of intertwined hearts, called the Love Lake. The venue is

perfect for barbeques and sunsets with your significant other, or

the entire family. Flamingos, ducks, and swans are aplenty around

the lakes in the area.

Moon Lake

Dubai’s Moon Lake is the latest viral trend among

residents and a must-see destination. Located in Al

Qudra desert, it is frequented by Arabian Onyx and

gazelles. In true UAE-style, head over there in a 4x4

vehicle for a nice sunset visit.

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Expo Lake

Expo Lake celebrates the fact that Dubai hosted the

first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South

Asian region. Located just beyond the Expo site near

the Al Maktoum Airport, you may get a bird’s eye

view if you were flying out of Dubai's Al Maktoum

International Airport.

Plant Lake

The Instagram-worthy Plant Lake is reportedly located on the

eastern side of Al Jubail Island, close to Zeera Island and

across the water from Khor Laffan. This newly discovered lake

was also appropriately named due to its unique shape, which

in this case resembles a plant with its structure akin to a root

and leaves.

Pink Lake

UAE university student Ammar Al Farsi first captured

stunning photos of what he affectionately called the ‘Pink

Lake’, which went viral on social networking sites. In an

article published by the website howstuffworks.com, it

explained that Halobacteria and the algae Dunaliella

salina cause lakes to turn pink in colour, as they both

which thrive in salty environments. The exact cause of this

lake hasn’t been verified yet, but it’s worth a visit and a

photography session.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake in Hatta is a thrilling destination, with the

shimmering but tranquil surface of the lake reflecting the

gorgeous rising sun. Ducks waddle out of their nests for a

morning swim, and the sound of flowing water can be heard.

A relaxing retreat from Dubai's hectic daily life, this lake is a

relatively obscure destination that is quickly becoming one of

the emirate's most popular day trips. The lake is also close to

the Hatta Heritage Village –and is approximately a 90-minute

drive away from Dubai.

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INDIAN ARTIST I ARTIST STORIES

Surrealism

By Tamanna Sharma

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“What’s different

about my art is that

I paint souls” says

Tamanna

- Exclusive to Magzoid

CIndian-origin oil painting

Artist Tamanna Sharma

comes from the family

of the renowned Artist

Ghasiram Sharma

(great-great-grandfather) whose

paintings are preserved in a museum

in the USA and have been collected

around the world.

With the clarity that she wants to be

in the same field as her great-greatgrandfather,

she learned skills from

the scratch. “Mesmerized with the

universe, space, & parallel worlds,

my work depicts the possibilities of

certain dynamics” says Tamanna.

In her 10 years of experience from

horses to birds, Gautam buddha to

portraits, Tamanna has finally found

her niche in Surrealism. At times, the

epitome of the artist’s emotions is

seen in her artworks of both abstract

and surreal styles.

“What’s different about my art is

that I paint souls” says Tamanna.

She listens to the stories of people

and expresses it all in oil on canvas

and this highly personal piece

of surrealistic artwork lives and

represents it on the wall of your

living room or workspace, breathing

your story, reminding you of your

existence, taking you back

in time. ​

“Mesmerized with

the universe, space,

& parallel worlds,

my work depicts

the possibilities of

certain dynamics”

says Tamanna.

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Eid Al Adha 2022:

Get your Eid makeup right

EID 2022

Eid 2022 is here and it’s time for us to share with you the perfect makeup look for this special occasion. We all

know that the glowy look is talk of the town now. So, we present to you this trendy makeup look by Sephora squad

member that you can replicate this Eid-al-Adha.

Keep reeling in some major compliments this holiday, with these stunning products from Rare Beauty and Fenty

Beauty. All available only at Sephora.

Here’s the list of products used to create this Eid makeup look:

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Eid Look

by Eve - Sephora Squad member

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for

FIAC Paris

The prestigious Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) will once again present a unique

selection of modern art, contemporary art and design galleries among the most outstanding on the

international scene. FIAC Paris definitely appears on top of the list for all market art enthusiasts.

Date: October 20 – October 23, 2022

Location: Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

Scandinavian

Design and the

USA

“Scandinavian Design and

the USA, 1890-1980” is the

first exhibition to analyze the

dynamics between American

and Scandinavian design during

the 20th century. Its aim is to

tell an international story and

to highlight the importance of

interculturality.

Date: October 9, 2022

February 5, 2023

Location: The National

Museum of Art, Architecture

and Design, Oslo

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Why are you

angry?

Through emblematic

representations of daily life

in French Polynesia, this

exhibition questions the

relationship that Gauguin

once had with Tahiti, the

island that inspired him

from 1891 until his death.

A valuable key to better

understand state colonialism

and eroticization.

Date: Until July 10

Location: Alte

Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Inspiring Walt

Disney: The

Animation

of French

Decorative Arts

Pink castles, talking sofas, and

objects coming to life: what may

sound like the fantasies of Hollywood

dream-maker Walt Disney were

in fact the figments of the colorful

salons of Rococo Paris. Exploring

the novel use of French motifs in

Disney films and theme parks, this

publication features forty works of

eighteenth-century European design

Date: Until October 16, 2022

Location: The Wallace Collection,

London

Bridget Riley:

Perceptual Abstraction

In New Haven, the Yale Center for British

Art mounts the first American survey of

Riley’s work in decades. Now 90 years

old, the London-born Riley has long been

celebrated for her dazzling experiments

in geometric abstraction, including an

impressive Op Art practice.

Date: Until July 24

Location: Yale Center for British Art, US

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EVENTS

BEINGSHE EXC

Business and Pro

BEINGSHE EXCELLE

Pamala Serena, Javaria Malik, Sabrina Sitz, Aiswarya Jayachandran

Dr Rashida Juzar Ali, Saima Khan, Soha Chahine, Rita Kazazian, Violetta Dikarieva ,

Aditi Chandanani, Amaal Ghadieh, Rhian Adamas, Giselle Stouns, Madhusmita Nayak,

Elena Rethron, Seema Somani, Gurneet Kaur, Dr Neetu Nicholas, Faten Kalloub

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ELLENCE 2022

fessional Awards

EVENTS

NCE WINNERS 2022

Flores Isler, Amna Al Haddad, Al Anoud Al Hashmi, Elvan Sener,

Kyrstina Sofronya PhD, Andrea Arenas, Srimali Candrasena,

Sreemanti Mangesh Gijare, Lara Saab, Meher Shirazi, Dr Haseena Begum ,

Ivlin Obeyt, Hania Reggi, Ayesha Zaki

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Matte Abstract

By David Djiango

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“The multiplication of small elements together creates an architecture”

says David

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Born in January 1991,

David Djiango grew

up in the south of

France. It's in this lightfilled

place that David

becomes passionate about art. He

developed his taste for drawing

and painting, in particular at the

Bô workshop where he learned the

different techniques applied to art:

charcoal, pencil, Indian ink, and

acrylic.

In 2010, he left his native

region, the French

Riviera, to settle in Paris

and began studying at

Penninghen, a school

of interior architecture,

design & graphic

art. “A game of

contrast settles

between the

brightest and

most mattified spaces of my plot”

says David. A year later, convinced

that the future of the architectural

profession must integrate current

ecological issues, David evolves

towards an eco-responsible

architecture.

He designs houses with natural

and renewable materials while

preserving biodiversity and local

resources. He won his first student

competition at the Ecole Spéciale

of Architecture in Paris in 2015 and

carried out with their workshop his

first project composed exclusively

of bamboo in Mancora, in the north

of Peru. “The multiplication of small

elements together creates an

architecture” says David

In 2019, it is in Nice that

David decides to settle

down in order to devote

himself fully to his first

“A game of contrast

settles between the

brightest and most

mattified spaces of my

plot” says David.

passion: painting. He discovers,

by serendipity, a singular identity

inspiring him to produce the series:

"Just a touch of love". In 2021, he's

a complete architect and focus

on ecological concept. and on

his work as an artist, still looking

for a new way to create a deeper

portrait.

- feature@magzoid.com

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EID DECOR

Eid Al Adha 2022:

Deck up your home with

amazing decor items

This Eid, transform your home with brand-new designs and décor. Make your space

stand out instantly with our décor suggestions. Explore what’s more to enhance the

ambience with the exclusive collections listed below.

2XL Furniture

Adorn your home interior with our

collection of Delicate accessories and

elegant pieces of furniture, made of

high-quality materials & designed to

imbue elegance to your home and make

it looks more attractive.

Bernardaud

The Lithophane is a traditional

engraving technique on a fine

bisque (non-glazed) porcelain

that was invented in Limoges in

1828. Bernardaud still use it to

craft beautiful votives that come

in a wide variety of decor.

Versace Home

Elegant black plate embellished with a central Barocco

letter V, enriched with white and golden accents - a

luxury essential for a sophisticated dining experience.

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Al Huzaifa

Refined, yet raw. Polished, yet

primal. The hand-contoured

walnut base mirrors a wave of

energy frozen in time. Michela.

Dining, electrified.

Viellroy and boch

This Boston desert bowl from

Villeroy and Boch will make an

eye-catching addition to any

party. Made from high-quality

crystal glass, it’s been finished

with an eye-catching cut facet

design.

Home Centre

This sofa has a Chanel

tufted back which

provides a luxurious

feel to the sofa. The

seat is fixed over a

velvet touch fabric and

has foam and Fiber

filling to offer optimum

seating comfort.

Bernardaud

This bold and

stunning design was

inspired by Venice's

magnificent brocade

textiles patterns. The

decoration features

a wide gold band of

pattern, creating a

design statement upon

the five-piece place

setting and also an

array of service pieces.

To be used for burning

incense.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

“My

favorite

painting is the

one I haven't created

yet. The journey is

important,” says

Nastya

Contemporary Abstract by Nastya

- Exclusive to Magzoid

MNastya was born in Belarus

and currently lives & works

out of her home studio in

Dubai as a full-time artist. Since

childhood, she was creative and

passionate about painting and fine

Art. To expand her knowledge, she

attended art school for a couple of

years and had her first experience

as an artist by participating in

exhibitions.

Since those days art has been

present throughout her life.

However, it took her many years

to listen to her creative soul, and

become an artist. “Without the

ability to actualize an idea or

concept, art would not exist” says

Nastya. She was so passionate that

creativity occupied all her free time

in the pandemic and the result is

now clearly visible.

Nastya quickly established

herself as a contemporary artist

and her paintings have been well

received within UAE homes and

overseas. She found success in

various commissioned projects in

collaboration with local designers,

has been featured in numerous

exhibitions and showcased her

works in galleries across Dubai.

“My favorite painting is the one I

haven't created yet. The journey is

important,” says Nastya. Her style

is full of movement and texture,

often involving layered patterns

and details, which adds depth

and intricacy to each piece. The

majority of her works today are

abstract, fluid and mixed media

paintings, but her subject matter

is nature. Her landscape paintings

are varied, mesmerizing and calm.

She does not try to illustrate the

story, but rather evoke a mood and

create a pleasant atmosphere. In

many of her works, she depicts

interpreted seascapes, sunsets

and abstractions on a sea-theme.

And her floral paintings demand to

be examined. Using liquid acrylic

paint, she creates floral motifs with

interesting and visually organic

patterns in her signature style.

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ART NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

Expo 2020 Dubai announces the first set

of their NFTs

The Expo 2020 Dubai team has

created its first collection of

limited-edition non-fungible

tokens (NFTs). In a marketing mailer,

the Expo team highlighted how

enthusiasts could be among the

first to own the collectible digital art

pieces.

“All you have to do is sign up

and share your Ethereum wallet

address by Monday, June 20,” the

mailer said, directing enthusiasts

and added “We're inviting you

to continue to be part of our

community as we embark on our

next exciting chapter of Expo 2020

Dubai,”

In other news, the Expo craze

continues as the event recently

launched the ‘EXPO 2020 Dubai

Minecraft’. In a tweet, the team

“All you have to do is sign up and share your Ethereum wallet

address by Monday, June 20,” the mailer said, directing

enthusiasts and added “We're inviting you to continue to be

part of our community as we embark on our next exciting

chapter of Expo 2020 Dubai,”

encourages visitors to start their

digital exploration journey and relive

the nostalgia by visiting their favorite

pavilions in the virtual world. On top

of this, visitors can enjoy the tour as

robots will serve as their designated

tour guides.

Dubbed ‘the world’s greatest

show’, the EXPO 2020 Dubai ran

from October 1, 2021, to March 31,

2022. In a span of 182 days, the

UAE’s first World Expo amassed a

total of 24.1 million visits. Notably,

world-class artists like Christina

Aguilera, Lea Salonga, Alicia Keys,

and Coldplay performed on the

global stage.

NFTs are taking the world by storm

that even brand giants like Louis

Vuitton, Samsung, McDonald’s, and

Adidas have hopped on the NFT

train.

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ART NEWS

A 17,000sqm cultural destination of coming

up near Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim

Abu Dhabi, the neighbourhood also includes

the Zayed National Museum and the Natural

History Museum Abu Dhabi.

Read more at www.magzoid.com

Immersive art, waves of light:

Abu Dhabi's new cultural destination announced

A

17,000sqm cultural

destination of coming up

near Louvre Abu Dhabi and

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi,

the neighbourhood also includes

the Zayed National Museum and the

Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi.

The Department of Culture and

Tourism, Abu Dhabi, Miral and

teamLab (an interdisciplinary Tokyobased

art collective known for their

unique artistic vision) will develop

the architecture and facilities.

Construction of the project is

expected to be completed in 2024.

However, for over the next few

weeks till July 17, community

members can enjoy a preview

activation at Mamsha Al Saadiyat.

Khaleej Times was offered a sneak

peek from teamLab Phenomena Abu

Dhabi ahead of the public opening of

the limited days activation beginning

from Friday.

The journey starts with ‘Waves

of Light’, a digital installation of

continuous loop. And then there’s

‘Resonating Microcosms’ with

solidified light colour that can be

experienced by placing your hand

on it. The immersive artworks

embody the concept of ‘infinite

curiosity’ and serves as a teaser for

the wonderful sensory exploration

that awaits visitors in 2024.

The iconic destination will feature

original and constantly changing

art and technology that is unique

to Abu Dhabi and will inspire the

next generation of creators and

innovators. The installations will

be housed within an architectural

masterpiece that is designed to flow

around the artworks.

TeamLab will deploy its new

concept of environmental

phenomena, which offers new

perspectives on the world. The

featured artworks, which will be

created through an extensive

experimentation process, will

be shaped by the changing

environment.

Each experience will be unique

to each visitor, changing with every

visit, as they discover a place in

which to explore and transcend the

limits of their imagination.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak,

Chairman, DCT-Abu Dhabi, said

that teamLab Phenomena Abu

Dhabi will offer a world of boundless

wonder and creativity to all who visit,

encouraging the new perspectives

that are so essential to a thriving

future. “The teamLab Phenomena

experience will be unique to Abu

Dhabi, reinforcing the emirate’s

position as a global destination

of distinction. Providing a journey

which will trigger the senses, nurture

curiosity, spark imagination, and

awaken a thirst for knowledge,

teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi fully

supports our commitment to inspire

a new generation of innovators and

creators in the emirate and beyond.”

The preview activation event is

open to the public (10 am to 10 pm)

at Mamsha Al Saadiyat from July 17

and entry is free.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Free Flow by Soufiya

Soufiya is a self-taught

Moroccan artist living in Dubai

for the past twelve years. She

explores colors in her artwork that

convey the emotions and values in

life. Her technique represents the

free-flowing nature of the world.

Soufiya’ s paintings are described

as “beautifully imperfect”.

Often large in scale with strikingly

bold colours and texture, each

piece offers discovery. Her

process is rooted in memory and

imagination, and her emotions

are palpable. When she’s at work,

Soufiya becomes utterly engrossed

in her practice. It’s a fully physical

task with music turned up loud and

paint flying. “An artist is a thinker

who brings light to the world, new

perspectives on reality, and new

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approaches to life” says Soufiya

Soufiya is a positive force, but

there are contrasts in texture and

hue that suggest the opposition

of forces, exuberant, sensual

and often surprising. She likes

to incorporate texture and colors

of the world in her art. She using

acrylic paints then mixing with

different mediums and texture;

re-defining her overall view.

She discovers the composition

of the work through the gentle

manipulation of paint on the

canvas, working her way to a piece

that feels ‘inevitable.’

The artist says that “the wabisabi

philosophy parallels an artist's

ongoing journey in developing their

artistic style. I began exploring,

playing, and experimenting in

An

artist is a

thinker who brings

light to the world, new

perspectives on reality,

and new approaches

to life” says

Soufiya

my sketchbook after years of

struggling and attempting to force

an outcome with my art”. She also

likes to combine materials in an

attempt to elicit a response through

her artworks.

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ART NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

Alia Farid and Mounira Al-Solh,

two Arab artists, are chosen to be honored with an

award at UK’s biennial exhibition

Artes Mundi, the UK’s

biennial exhibition and

international contemporary

art prize, unveiled its shortlist for

its tenth edition this week. Two

Arab musicians are among the

international nominees: Alia Farid

of Kuwait and Mounira Al-Solh of

Lebanon.

The works of the artists will be

displayed in the biennial exhibition,

which will run from October 2023

to March 2024. The coveted

contemporary art award, which will

be announced at the exhibition,

will be worth around $50,000 to the

recipient.

Farid is a multidisciplinary artist

whose work ranges from writing

and drawing to film sculpture and

The coveted

contemporary art

award, which will

be announced at

the exhibition,

will be worth

around $50,000

to the recipient.

installation. She has exhibited in

Germany, Japan, Spain, the United

States, and other countries.

Al-Solh is a visual artist who

works in a variety of mediums,

including video installations,

paintings, drawings, and

needlework. Her work is primarily

concerned with self-reflection,

feminism, and micro-history, as well

as social and political issues.

She has had exhibitions in the

United States, Germany, France,

the Netherlands, Turkey, and Qatar,

among others.

Rushdi Anwar of Kurdistan,

Carolina Caycedo of Colombia,

Naomi Rincon Gallardo of Mexico,

Taloi Havini of Papua New Guinea,

and Nguyen Trinh Thi of Vietnam

will fight with Farid and Al-Solh.

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ART INSIGHTS

10

little-known facts about

the world-famous artworks

Some works of arts are so recognizable they’re as familiar to us as our own faces in the mirror.

From the likes of Leonardo da vinci’s Mona Lisa to The Scream by Edvard Munch and Vincent Van

Gogh’s The Starry Night, are all so firmly ingrained in popular culture that it’s easy to forget these

works of art can still have some secrets to spill. From the debate over whether there is actually

an earring in The Girl with a Pearl Earring’s ear, to the view from an asylum window that’s worth

millions, here are some fascinating insights into 10 of the world’s most famous artworks

'The Scream', Edvard Munch

Norwegian artist Munch created his famous piece in

1893, a work which has come to symbolise the anxiety,

trauma and isolation of the human condition. What is less

known is that the figure in the foreground of the painting

isn’t the one doing the screaming. Rather, they are

reacting to the scream.

'American Gothic', Grant Wood

Grant’s work has suffered from misinterpretation over

the years, likely owing to the dour looks on his subjects’

faces. Despite the expressions of the pair, who are

actually a father and daughter, not man and wife, Grant

had intended the piece, created in 1930, to be a positive

representation of rural American values in the face of the

Great Depression. Wood used his sister and his dentist as

models for the portrait.

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'Girl With a Pearl Earring',

Johannes Vermeer

The art world has long debated whether

the girl in the painting is actually wearing

an earring, or whether it is simply

reflected light, as close inspection shows

the “earring” is not attached to her ear.

Vermeer did not call his work ‘Girl with

a Pearl Earring’, rather that became

its official title in 1995, when the Royal

Mauritshuis Gallery chose it for the

Vermeer exhibition in Washington.

'Mona Lisa', Leonardo Da

Vinci

Because her smile is so legendary, the

background to Da Vinci’s masterpiece

is often overlooked, but has inspired as

many arguments and debates as her

enigmatic lips. Clearly asymmetrical, the

left side of the background is significantly

lower than the right, and the landscape

itself has been debated by art historians

for centuries, as to whether it was real or

from the artist’s imagination.

'The Starry Night', Vincent Van Gogh

Painted in 1889, the scene in The Starry Night is the view from the Saint-Paul de

Mausole asylum in which the Dutch painter had voluntarily admitted himself to

following his breakdown in December 1888, when he mutilated his left ear. The view

is from the east-facing window of his room in the French town of Saint-Remy-de-

Provence, although the village is from the artist’s imagination. The brightest star in the

centre is Venus (The Morning Star) which was visible at the time.

'The Weeping Woman', Pablo

Picasso

Back in 1986, one of Picasso’s Weeping

Woman (there are four version which the

artist painted in 1937), was stolen and

went missing for three weeks before it

was returned — but to this day, no one

knows who took it. The piece was stolen

from the National Gallery of Victoria in

Melbourne, The Weeping Woman was

recovered but the members of ACT have

never been identified or found.

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'Sleeping Lady with Black

Vase', Robert Bereny

The art world has the 1999 film Stuart

Little to thank for the reappearance of a

work of art which had been missing since

1928. The work had been sold in 1928

and was considered lost after the Second

World War. After two years, Barki tracked

down the film's set designer, who had

bought the painting at an antique shop in

California.

'David', Michelangelo

Standing 5.2 metres tall, Michelangelo’s David is one of the most famous sculptures

in the world. Now housed at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, when it was first

unveiled on September 8, 1504, it was situated outside the Palazzo Vecchio, which

was the seat of civic government in Florence. The statue’s gaze is actually a cautionary

glare from the city-state of Florence, directed at Rome, also then a city-state and not

yet the Italian capital, as a warning against challenging the city.

'The Last Supper', Leonardo Da Vinci

It’s one of the most famous paintings in the world. And while visitors to the Louvre often

express amazement at how small the Mona Lisa is, visitors to Santa Maria delle Grazie

in Milan are usually taken aback at the scale of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Measuring

4.6 metres by 8.8 metres, the work, which was painted between 1495 and 1498, Of the

many symbolic references in the painting, by Judas’s arm is a container of spilt salt,

which was considered a bad omen.

'Arnolfini Portrait', Jan van

Eyck

It’s a graffiti tag recognized the world

over. One seen on walls in every city

featuring the graffiti artist’s name,

followed by “was here” and the date.

Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, painted in

1434, of the Italian merchant Giovanni di

Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, features a

very notable tag on the wall behind the

couple. The Latin script reads: “Johannes

de eyck fuit hic 1434" which translates to

“Jan van Eyck was here in 1434.”

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Art of Nature

By Ute Herrmann

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“I enjoy creating

spaces in my

paintings that let the

viewer's eye wander”

says Ute

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Ute Herrmann is a German

artist who comes from

a family of artists. Her

father has been her

tutor and has made her

familiar with the paintbrush and

canvas since early childhood. She

is an artist in the truest sense of the

word, as her paintings are all about

the attractiveness of colours and

the surfaces of her objects. “I enjoy

creating spaces in my paintings that

let the viewer's eye wander” says

Ute.

She captures bright, pleasant

moods and, with her cheerful

colours in oil on canvas, creates

impressionistic pictures full of joie de

vivre and quiet pleasure. “The sun

in my paintings warms the soul and

makes us think of carefree hours”

says Ute. There are places and

moments in this world that seem

to be waiting for nothing but their

discovery: The glowing yellow of

a rapeseed field, the warm red of

poppies, a half-open garden door

or a street cafe inviting us to step

inside. These are the impressions

and moods which Ute Herrmann

captures on canvas in oil and in

formats that add special emphasis to

each subject.

The special appeal of her

paintings derives from her depth

of perspective which opens up a

pictorial space to the viewer. This

impression is created by that special

interaction between paints applied

as a glaze and those with a pastelike

quality. ​

“The sun in

my paintings

warms the soul

and makes us

think of carefree

hours” says Ute.

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GADGETS

Art Beyond Canvas

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro

The history of art has shown us that artists

have always sought new and

unconventional methods to

express their art forms and artistic

principles. Various avant-garde

movements have started blooming

recently, such as an increase in

the trend of Metaverse and NFTs.

This evolution in art has provided

opportunities for many brands

to present their products in a

meaningful manner. Artists and

brands have collaborated in a

huge number of ways recently,

providing a room full of

opportunities for both with

endless possibilities.Art

is a diverse expression

of human emotions

and perspectives that

goes way beyond

a canvas. These

conceptual ideas

result in innovative

products such as

Huawei’s latest

launch that reflect

artistic and technical

proficiency.

Elegance on your wrist:

An everlasting masterpiece

Art has always been a

concept beyond boundaries

and limits, there’s art in everything

we see. The land, sky, mountains,

and water, every aspect of nature

is a part of art, and the HUAWEI

WATCH GT 3 Pro premium design

inspired by nature focuses on the

beauty of nature and the integration

of cutting-edge technologies. Its

high-end design is complemented by

a moon phase display, a signature of

classic and luxurious watches. Other

than the premium looks, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3

Pro series offers a unique experience with

watch faces, from which we can observe

the different phases of the moon as it

changes.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium

Edition brings a fresh look and feel with a

premium design and uses luxury-grade

polishing to create a classy look. This

edition features a 1.43-inch AMOLED

high-definition colour display and

is equipped with a titanium metal

case, sapphire glass lens and

ceramic back case. Meanwhile,

the Ceramic Edition has a

soft and elegant finish.

Featuring a 1.32-inch

AMOLED HD colour

display, the watch is a

testimony to ingenious

craftsmanship and fine

polishing techniques

that make it lightweight

and dazzling.

The warm white

and the sparkling gold

and silver endow it

with quality and style.

It has a soft natural

gloss that highlights its

elegant, feminine features.

Finished with state-of-theart

craftsmanship, the watch's

lasting ceramic lustre sparkles

with every flick of your wrist. It

features an exclusive flower dial with

dynamic effects; the five different

dial effects show various shapes

of the flower as time goes by. The

dynamic flower dial changes with time

embodies design ingenuity with artistry.

The vivid blossoming of flowers not only

symbolizes the passage of time in a

fascinating way but also adds a beautiful

twist to its presentation.

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mountain climbing, hiking, crosscountry

running, cycling, open

water swimming, triathlon, skiing,

snowboarding, cross-country

skiing, free training, elliptical

machine, and rowing machine.

Convenient life assistant features

To prevent users from missing

important calls or text messages,

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro supports

Bluetooth calls. You can also reject

calls, reply to incoming messages,

and mute on the smartwatch

conveniently. Users can also

choose from a myriad of watch

faces themes for download for a

more customised experience.

Long battery life and hassle-free

wireless fast charging

One of the biggest perks of this

watch is its long-lasting battery life!

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium

Edition comes with 14-day battery

life and 7-days of battery life in

intense usage scenarios, and the

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Ceramic

Edition with 7 days of battery life.

The watch also supports wireless

fast charging.

Professional health

management on your wrist

In terms of health, HUAWEI

WATCH GT 3 Pro series supports

Electrocardiogram (ECG) data

collection, which can accurately

provide single-lead ECG

measurements, real-time analysis,

sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation

detection, and premature atrial

and ventricular beat reminders for

users and supports arterial stiffness

detection, allowing users to

actively prevent the risk of vascular

diseases. It also offers all-round

health management in heart rate

monitoring, blood oxygen, sleep,

respiratory health, and pressure,

which helps keep tracking the

changes in your body. With the

HUAWEI Health App on the phone,

you can synchronize real-time

exercise and health monitoring

data to pay close attention to the

health of you and your family.

HUAWEI TruSeenTM 5.0+ does not

only further improves the accuracy

of heart rate monitoring, but also

improves the accuracy of SpO2

monitoring.

Stay active with all-new workout

modes

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro

offers several professional

workout modes like golf driving

range mode, running, walking,

Art doesn't end with a canvas, it

is a part of every creativity in the

world. This technical innovation

by Huawei that has put together

art with smartwatches is a prime

example of how art goes way

beyond canvases.

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ART NEWS

4 Awesome New Museums

Coming To Abu Dhabi

Looking for incredible

new museums coming to Abu

Dhabi? The Saadiyat Cultural

District on Saadiyat Island is being

transformed into a mega museum

island. It already has the Louvre

Abu Dhabi, and much more is on

the way.

Everywhere we look it seems

like there’s something new and

wonderful arriving in the capital.

From brilliant new restaurants and

cool new things to do, to new

developments at Yas Bay, Mamsha

Al Saadiyat and Al Qana, the city

is buzzing with all things new. Here

are the museums you can look

forward to in the future.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Guggenheim Abu

Dhabi is the latest

installment in the

Solomon R. Guggenheim

Foundation’s international

constellation of museums. It will be

a huge institution in the region for

global modern and contemporary

art and programming. It was

recently announced that the

completion date for Guggenheim

Abu Dhabi is set for 2025.

The collection will be global, with

a focus on West Asia, North Africa

and South Asia (WANASA), and

the curated items will foster an

understanding of how different

art perspectives have shaped

the interconnected histories and

cultures of our time.

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Natural History

Museum Abu Dhabi

Natural History Museum Abu

Dhabi has recently announced

that it will be arriving in the

capital in 2025. The project

will bring some of the rarest natural

specimens from billions of years ago to

the capital, including “Stan”, a 67-millionyear-old

tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and

the Murchison Meteorite, which is famous

for its organic stardust compounds.

The Natural History Museum Abu

Dhabi will also have a teaching institute

and scientific research centre that

will undertake studies in zoology,

palaeontology, marine biology, molecular

research and earth sciences.

DCT Abu Dhabi and Miral are

bringing a whole new kind

of art to Abu Dhabi with the

brand new art space: teamLab

Phenomena Abu Dhabi. The “home of

infinite curiosity,” will feature original and

constantly changing art and technology

created by Tokyo-based art collective,

teamLab.

The space will be housed within what

sounds like yet another architectural

masterpiece on Saadiyat Island. The

featured artworks will be created through

an experimentation process, which is

shaped by the environment in flux. It’s art

that you can touch, see and walk right

inside. The idea is that each experience is

unique to each visitor and the art changes

each time you visit.

Zayed

National

Museum

TeamLab Phenomena

The Zayed National Museum

will tell the story of the late His

Highness Sheikh Zayed bin

Sultan Al Nahyan and explore

the natural and human history of the

United Arab Emirates. The museum

was designed by UK architects Foster

and Partners to resemble the wings

of a falcon and features a cluster of

towers – the biggest of which will

be 123 metres high Zayed National

Museum celebrates the life and

achievements of the founding father,

encourages greater understanding of

the history, culture and geography of

the UAE; and examines its place in,

and connections with, the Middle East

and the wider world.

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Portraits

By Andrea Arenas

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“Painting

strangers

makes it easier

until you

realize it can

help you to

connect with

people” says

Andrea.

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Andrea Arenas is a

Spanish Artist, singer

and musician. Her first

approach to arts and

painting was at 9 years

old when she expressed her desire

to do oil paintings. However, after

a few months’ music came to her

life to and took the center stage

and it was in her adulthood that she

decided to comeback to painting,

falling in love with watercolor this

time.

She started to learn the technique

with the American artist Harold

Bradford in 2017, and she has

been developing it since then.

She graduated in Electronic

Engineering, and developed

her career as a sound engineer.

When she started painting with

watercolors, portraits were the first

thing she instinctively wanted to

do, mainly from photographs of

unknown and peculiar people.

“Painting strangers makes it

easier until you realize it can help

you to connect with people” says

Andrea. Hence the artist says she

started using family portraits and

friends’ pictures as inspiration

to paint. “Recreating memories

through paintings are magical and

indescribable moments for me”

says Andrea.

“Recreating memories

through paintings

are magical and

indescribable moments

for me” says Andrea.

Andrea tries to depict the

emotions she feels through

paintings and describes the people

related to her in a very gentle yet

impactful manner.

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MAGZOID SUGGESTS

things to do

before you visit

5an art exhibit

If you're a fan of art, chances are you've seen your fair share of

exhibitions. Even if you're a seasoned veteran, there are a few things you

should do before going to any exhibit. Before going to an art show, there

are a few things you should always keep in mind;

1. Visit the websites

The first thing you should do before going to an art

exhibit is to look it up on the internet. There, you'll find

vital details like the address, operating hours, and ticket

costs. A list of the artworks that will be on show will also

be available. Checking the exhibit's website ahead of

time will also help you decide if it's something you're

interested in seeing. Even if you've already visited the

museum or gallery, it's always a good idea to check

the website for any changes in hours or exhibits. Also,

be sure to check out the museum or gallery's social

media profiles. They frequently update their website

with information about forthcoming exhibits and special

events.

2. Make a Travel Schedule

It's time to arrange your itinerary now that you know

what art exhibits will be on display. If there are a

lot of exhibits that you want to view, make a list of

which ones you want to see the most. You won't miss

anything crucial and will be able to make the most

of your time at the museum or gallery. Make sure to

include any special events or speeches relating to

the exhibit in your agenda as well. You won't want to

miss this chance to learn more about the artworks

on show. When visiting an art museum, keep in mind

that many of them provide guided tours. Tours can

help you gain a better understanding of the artwork

on show and provide you with more information.

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3. Enlighten yourself regarding

the artist

It's always a good idea to do

some research about the artist

before going to an art show. You'll

have a greater knowledge of their

work and what they were trying to

accomplish with their art this way.

You might also wish to look for

any documentaries or interviews

that are available on the internet.

You'll be able to appreciate the

artist's work more when you view

their show if you conduct your

homework ahead of time.

4. Don't forget to bring a notepad and a

pen!

It's a good idea to have a notepad and pen

with you when you go to an art show. You'll

be able to take notes on the artworks that

most interest you. You might want to scribble

down your thoughts or draw a rough sketch

of the item. If you intend to purchase artwork,

make a note of the title and price so that you

can recall it later. If there are any seminars

or activities that you want to attend, having

a notepad and pen with you will be useful.

You can use them to jot down notes and keep

track of what was said.

5. Allow each piece of art to speak to

you

If you're going to an art show, plan on

spending time in front of each piece. Don't

try to see everything in the exhibit by rushing

through it. Allow each piece of art to speak

to you as you examine it. Some artworks may

take longer to complete than others, but that's

fine. There's no need to rush through the

exhibit merely to check it off your list of things

to see. You'll get a lot more out of your visit if

you take your time and examine the artworks

on show. There are usually a few things to

do before seeing an art exhibit, whether

you're a first-time visitor to an art museum or

an experienced expert. You may make the

most of your time spent viewing artwork by

following these five tips, which will help you

have a more enjoyable experience overall.

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ART FACTS

The

Roman statues

are made of removable

heads. The Romans purposely

made statues with detachable

heads. This was so that they

could replace the head with

another one easily, depending

on which hero or ruler was

more popular at the

time.

Art

competitions

were once part of the

Olympics. Between the years

of 1912 and 1948, medals

were awarded for painting,

sculpting, music, architecture,

and literature. Olympic

athletes were required to be

amateurs in the arts for

them to qualify.

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The starry

Night was painted in

a Psych Yard, Vincent van

Gogh painted the piece during

his stay at the Saint Paul de

Mausole Psychiatric hospital in

Saint Remy. The painting depicts

the town he saw through his

room window along with

his additional visions.

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ART FACTS

New

Jersey features

a spoon museum.

The museum is home to

over 5,400 spoons that come

from all over the globe. Each

spoon commemorates a special

event. The displays are rotated

seasonally so that only

around 250 are displayed

at a time.

Artist Pablo

Picasso was

an animal lover. He

owned a pet monkey, a

goat, an owl, a turtle

and packs of dogs

and cats.

Leonardo

Da Vinci was

ambidextrous. He was

known to be able to write with

one hand while simultaneously

drawing with the other.

Researchers were able to conclude

this by observing certain writings

in his works that were mirrored

or written backward on one

side and normal on

the other.

A world

record of 8ft 6in

for the highest-flying

toast from a pop-up

toaster was set at the

Royal College of Art

graduate show in

2008.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Calligraphy and

Abstract work together

Shahzeen khan

Medium Acrylic On

Canvas

Sana Bano

Title : "The Gateway"

Size : 40cm × 60cm

Medium: mixed

Media On Canvas

Shilpi Jain

My art is inspired by

our life, its complexity,

twists and turns of

each situation and

through out the journey

of hardship and

struggles.

Shruti Nityanand

Acrylic Water Dream

In this artwork I made

you can see a lady all

in blue and looking like

she is floating in water

with her eyes closed

like she's dreaming

about being in the

blue waters.

Sienna Peters

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First Love

Size: 40*60cm

Acrylic On Canvas

Snehita Gehlot

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Spot The Difference

Sudoku

Puzzle

5

Easy Sudoku Puzzles 2

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Sudoku

GAMES

9 8 2 1

5 8 6 3 9

7 9 3 8

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Puzzle

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8 6 3 1 2 7

7 4 9

2 6 7 3

8 9 3

5 1 2 7 6

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7 1 3 4 6 8 5 9 2 3 1 5 4 7 9 8 2 6

5 4 6 3 9 2 7 8 1 2 6 7 5 8 3 4 1 9

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

A Portrait

Sarah Mariam Wilson

Cambridge

International School

Grade: 11

Satya Rastegar

AIS (American

International School)

Grade: 6

My artworks are based

on everyday scenes

and I try to portray the

beauty and specialty

of tradition and culture

and the importance of

preservation.

Shashank Balajiprasad

Our Own High School,

Al Warqa

Grade: 12

Sana Feroz

The Millennium

School

Dubai

Grade:12

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The one that I strongly

love out of all, is the

portrait I drew for the

relationships between

Korea and the United

Arab Emirates. In the

illustration, I drew

the country’s national

animals and two women

of two different cultures

to show the friendship.

Shokofe Khabazi

Deira International

School

Grade: 10

Warm Hug

Size 30 x 40 cm

Medium Acrylic on Canvas

Shrihita Gehlot

School GIIS, Dubai

Grade: 3

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1

CROSSWORD

2

3 4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Across

2. The American Gothic is one of the

most recognizable paintings in the

world. Who painted it?

5. Which French artist is most famous for

his obsession with ballerinas?

8. The artist Kandinsky is considered the

first for this type of art?

9. What is the true art term for color?

10. Which famous painter was also a

sculptor, an architect, and an engineer?

Down

1. The primary visual element in

Impressionist paintings is what?

3. Who was the first living person to

have their art displayed in

The Louvre?

4. Leonardo Da Vinci invented this item

6. Which Italian architect and sculptor

was famous for creating the

Baroque style?

7. Black and white are not colors, but?

Answers

1. Color

2. GrantWood

3. Georges

4. Kite

5. Edgar

6. Lorenzo

7. Shades

8. Abstract

9. Hue

10. LeonardoDaVinci

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The

Designer's

Corner

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

The Blue Mosque,

Istanbul

The Blue Mosque was constructed between 1609

and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. The interior

walls are covered in hand-painted blue tiles, and at

night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame

the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight

secondary domes.

At its lower levels and at every pier, the interior of the

mosque is lined with more than 20,000 handmade

iznik style ceramic tiles, made at iznik-the ancient

Nicaea, in more than fifty different tulip designs.

The most important element in the interior of the

mosque is the mihrab, which is made of finely carved

and sculptured marble, with a stalactite niche and a

double inscriptive panel above it.

It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, the principal mosque

of Istanbul until the Blue Mosque's construction and

another popular tourist site. The Blue Mosque was

included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in

1985 under the name of “Historic Areas of Istanbul"

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The Grand Mosque was constructed between

1994 and 2007, covering an area of more than 12

hectares (30 acres), excluding exterior landscaping

and vehicle parking.

In a joint-venture between Italian contractors

Impregilo and Rizzani de Eccher, more than 3,000

workers and 38 sub-contracting companies were

conscripted in its construction.

The project was launched by the late president

of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Zayed

bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a

structure that would unite the cultural diversity of the

Islamic world with the historical and modern values

of architecture and art

ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Sheikh Zayed

Grand Mosque,

Abu Dhabi

The carpet in the hall is considered to be the

world's largest carpet made by Iran's Carpet

Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi.

This carpet measures 5,627 m2 (60,570 sq ft), and

was made by around 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters.

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JEWELLERY

Dior

The CD Navy bracelet combines timeless elegance with the

House modernity. Finely crafted in gold-finish metal, the style

is enhanced by the 'CD' signature.

www.dior.com

Cartier

Love bracelet has been a symbol

of free-spirited love since 1969. Its

screw motif and famous locking

technology are truly timeless design

signatures

www.cartier.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

Like so many flowers dancing in the breeze,

the Frivole® creations by Van Cleef & Arpels

stand out with their graphic and airy aesthetic.

Mirror-polished gold or diamonds bestow a

singular radiance

www. vancleefarpels.com

Louis Vuitton

The Loulougram Bracelet

is crafted in a charm style,

adorned with the LV Initials

and a coloured Monogram

Flower with a hanging leaf.

www.louisvuitton.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels’ beaded border

sparkles in a multitude of variations

on the Perlé pearls of gold jewelry

creations: from the purity of a single

line to multiple rows, in yellow, white

or pink gold.

www.vancleefarpels.com

Cartier

Etincelle de Cartier necklace, rose gold

750/1000, set with 32 brilliant-cut

diamonds totaling 0.14 carats is the

perfect gift for your loved one

www.cartier.com

Dior

Victoire de Castellane reinterprets

Monsieur Dior's lucky star in the form

of a wind rose and star. A twist of

grains encircles the medallion, which

turns to switch between the gemstone

or wind rose side.

www.dior.com

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Louis Vuitton

Made from white, yellow and pink 18-karat gold, these Idylle

Blossom ear studs are composed of iconic Monogram Flower

motifs illuminated with diamond pavé and embellished with

brilliant-cut diamonds.

www.louisvuitton.com

Bulgari

Inspired by the brand’s

Roman roots, the BULGARI

18 kt rose gold pendant

necklace represents an

elegant fusion of heritage

and modernity. It’s inscribed

in the collection's iconic

double logo.

www.bulgari.com

JEWELLERY

Chanel

Coco Crush with the checkered pattern is an iconic

design element of CHANEL and adds a graphic

finishing touch to a collection of jewelry that combines

elegance and daring.

www.chanel.com

Boucheron

Two Quatre Classique motifs playfully wrap

around the wrist. Sliding along a fine yellow

gold chain, they shift in and out of place to

allow the elegance and style of this bracelet

to be adapted as desired.

www.boucheron.com

Boucheron

This very Parisian ring plays on textures and evokes the

architecture of the City of Lights. Finely set diamonds bring

it a special appearance, expressing the Boucheron style.

www.boucheron.com

Piaget

Messika

Give in to temptation with this elegant

jewelry piece with a minimalist style. The

Move Uno all-gold ring brings softness

and light with the radiance of its 18-carat

pink gold.

www.messika.com

Piaget Possession white

gold pendant with brilliantcut

diamonds and a paved

white half sphere with a

turning ring. This luxury

pendant embodies joy,

playfulness and freedom.

www.piaget.com

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Montblanc

The Montblanc Star Legacy Moon phase is limited to 1786 pieces and

comes in a 42mm pebble-shaped stainless-steel case with rose goldcoated

hands, and an eye-catching blue glacier pattern dial.

www.montblanc.com

Bovet

BOVET 1822 has

developed a major

advancement in

the setting and

using of the world

time function – the

Orbis Mundi.

www.bovet.com

Montblanc

The first-ever sports diving watch for Montblanc,

the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date

features a glacier pattern dial that gives the

impression of looking into the depths of a glacier.

www.montblanc.com

Rolex

Synonymous with excellence and

reliability, Rolex watches are designed

for everyday wear. Built to last, these

timepieces are characterized by their

distinctive and timeless aesthetics.

www.rolex.com

Van Cleef & Arplels

The joyfully feminine Perlé showcases delicate

pearls of gold. The graphic lines of the rings,

necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watches come

together in an infinite number of combinations.

www.vancleefarplels.com

Piaget

Piaget considered its 'Polo S' series to be a gamechanger,

enlisting a whole host of creatives and

international influencers, including Ryan Reynolds,

Johannes Huebl and Joël Dicker

www.piaget.com

Jaeger LeCoultre

Lacquered in a deep gradient-blue colour, the dial

of the Polaris Perpetual Calendar offers a modern

look. The bold indexes and Arabic numerals coated

with SLN are balanced by the complexity.

www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

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TAG Heuer

Set your goals

and overcome

with this TAG

Heuer Connected.

Offering a blue

rubber strap

matching the blue

ceramic bezel

perfectly

www.tagheuer.com

Mr Porter

WATCHES IN FOCUS

The 'Ornatino' watch pays tribute to the

Prince of Goldsmiths, founder Mr Mario

Buccellati, who had a fascination for mixing

metals and referencing the Renaissance

period in his creations.

www.mrporter.com

Omega

The dramatic and enduring design of the

OMEGA Constellation is characterised

by its famous half-moons, as well as the

“claws” on the side of the case

www.omega.com

A. Lange & Söhne

It is the classic in the Lange collection.

With its inimitable dial design and its

outsize date, the LANGE 1 inspired the

entire watch industry with fresh impetus.

www.alange-sohne.com

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

brilliantly reinterprets

a combination of two

highly sought-after

major complications in

a new platinum Haute

Joaillerie version with a

blue-lacquered dial.

www.patek.com

Fossil

Fossil Machine is a functional and

special Gent’s watch. Material of the case

is Stainless Steel, which stands for a high

quality of the item.

www.fossil.com

Rado

Featuring the unmistakable flash

of diamonds, the HyperChrome

Diamonds marries a stunning

dial with glittering gems on the

outside. It’s a watch designed to

stand the test of time.

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Gucci

Part of the adidas x Gucci

collection, this Gucci Horsebit

1955 mini bag features the

Trefoil print. Emblematic

House’s motifs mix with those

of the historic sportswear

brand adidas.

www.gucci.com

Louis Vuitton

The LV Iconic Bracelet is a timeless addition to the House's collection of

styles. This leather accessory features shiny hardware versions of House

signatures, including the iconic LV Initials and a Monogram Flower.

www.louisvuitton.com

Jimmy Choo

Our dark havana AURI

sunglasses arrive with an

oversized square shape and

brown shaded lenses. Crafted in

Italy, this pair is finished with a

shimmering glitter powder

www.jimmychoo.com

Tom Ford

The Microcosta Jersey Criss Cross

Evening Dress is a long sleeve full

length evening dress with front and

back cowl neckline. The front criss

cross and details on the side with bias

skirt makes the dress prettier.

www.tomford.com

Gucci

This pump features a Gucci Trefoil print, adidas and Gucci venture into a

collection, where the Web juxtaposes with the three white stripes, and the

GG monogram combines with the trefoil.

www.gucci.com

Christian Louboutin

Dive into the intense

odyssey. Either aromatic

chypre,amber oriental or

oriental woody, explore

the Loubiworld intense

range and find your favorite

fragrance.

www.christianlouboutin.com

Bottega Veneta

Add an impeccably cool finishing touch to your warmweather

edits with these Bottega Veneta sunglasses.

Expertly crafted in Italy with an acetate frame and

tinted lenses.

www.bottegaveneta.com

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Dior

The DiorClub M4U mask sunglasses have a graphic

shape with sportswear appeal. The transparent blue

acetate and gold-finish metal frame contrasts with white

line details and a 'CHRISTIAN DIOR' signature.

www.dior.com

Louis Vuitton

The Summer Stardust Jacquard Shawl

is a versatile piece that blends warmth

and comfort. This wool and silk

accessory features the House's iconic

Monogram pattern woven using a

jacquard technique.

www.louisvuitton.com

FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Jimmy Choo

Sparkling and statement-making, CALLIE is presented

in gold satin and decorated with all-over crystals in

various sizes. There are two styling options to this bag.

www.jimmychoo.com

Giorgio Armani Si

Yes Eau de Parfum lingers on the skin and intoxicates

the senses. Elegant, voluptuous, intense and delicate, a

refined and distinctive olfactory accord that plays with

emotions.

www.armani.com

Dolce&Gabbana

Tradition and modernity

represent the very essence of

Dolce&Gabbana’s signature

aesthetic. The classic shape

and fine silk fabric of this

dress are the features that

enhance feminine beauty

www.dolcegabbana.com

Valentino

Large lambskin nappa Valentino Garavani Roman

Stud. The Shoulder Bag with chain, Quilted

construction and embellished with maxi studs,

Equipped with a detachable handle.

www.valentino.com

Bottega Veneta

The Bottega Veneta Tower pumps are

beautifully crafted giving the traditional

silhouette a modern lift with the squared

toe and crystals all over.

www.bottegavenneta.com

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BRAND LOGOS

DISNEY

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney is

an American multinational mass media and entertainment

conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios

complex in Burbank, California.

Disney was originally founded on October 16, 1923, by

brothers Walt and Roy O Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon

Studio, it also operated under the names the Walt Disney Studio

and Walt Disney Productions before changing its name to the

Walt Disney Company in 1986. The company established itself as

a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying

into live-action film production, television, and theme parks.

Since the 1980s, Disney has created and acquired corporate

divisions in order to market more mature content than is typically

associated with its flagship family-oriented brands. The company

is known for its film studio division, Walt Disney Studios,

which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation

Studios, Pixar, and much more. Disney's other main business

units include divisions in television, broadcasting, streaming

media, theme park resorts, consumer products, publishing,

and international operations. Through these various segments,

Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast network, cable

television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX,

and National Geographic, publishing, merchandising, music,

and theater divisions, direct-to-consumer streaming services

such as Disney+, Star+, ESPN+, Hulu, and Hotstar, and Disney

Parks, Experiences and Products, a group of 14 theme parks,

resort hotels, and cruise lines around the world. The cartoon

character Mickey Mouse, created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub

Iwerks, serves as the company's mascot.

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