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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | August 2022

The August 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Igor Dubovoy, an artist from Russia. This edition includes a glimpse of Art Beyond Boundaries, Divya Chakra 2022 and a few sections highlighting summer getaways, retreats, and brunch deals to our readers. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía 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 Deloitte. 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 August 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Igor Dubovoy, an artist from Russia. This edition includes a glimpse of Art Beyond Boundaries, Divya Chakra 2022 and a few sections highlighting summer getaways, retreats, and brunch deals to our readers. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía 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 Deloitte.

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

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We are excited to bring the August 2022 edition of Magzoid

to you! We have on the cover an exquisite artwork by Igor

Dubovoy, an exceptional artist from Russia. This edition

includes a glimpse of Art Beyond Boundaries, the largest virtual art

exhibition of its kind, and an insight into the upcoming event

Divya Chakra 2022.

There are some inspiring stories from artists all over the world as

we move forward, along with some exceptional works by local artists

based in the UAE. A section highlighting summer getaways, retreats,

and brunch deals to our readers. We have a coverage of the musical

extravaganza by Salim-Sulaiman, Salman Ali, Raj Pandit, and

Bhumi Trivedi.

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 to engage

our readers.

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

to search constantly for new ideas. We look forward to our readers

joining us in our passion for art and creativity. Let art feed your soul and

bring joy to your world!

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ARTIST STORIES | Inspire & Empower

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Marina Dunbar

Rusheel Sareen

Neha Sahai

Ken Goshen

Oumaima Choua

Chien Chung-Wei

Julio Reyes

Summer

Getaways

Summer Retreats

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12 Cover Story

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The World

Around Us

By Igor Dubovoy

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Divya

25 Chakra

Summer Brunches

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19

20 32

21 Art Of Cooking 33

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46

47

Digital

Artist

44

45

Artists in focus

Salim Sulaiman Concert

Art Influence

Art News 11 | 23 | 34 | 37 | 42

Featured Photographs 10

Special days 35 | 43 | 53 | 54-55

Picture Story 22 | 36 | 66

Art exhibition & Events 60-61

Art Facts 62-63

Featured Artworks 64-65

Brand Logos 76

Louvre Abu Dhabi

52

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Artoze announces one of the largest

virtual art exhibition of its kind,

Art Beyond

Boundaries'22

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Art History

Designer's Corner"

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Abstract Art

By Marina Dunbar

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“As one progression leads to the next, I study the medium without

premeditation, remaining sensitive to nuances within the process.”

Says Marina.

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Marina Savashynskaya

Dunbar is an abstract

artist based in

Charleston, South

Carolina. She often

thinks about painting in three

dimensions, rather than two. When

engaging with the surface, she

considers how the arrangement and

folds of the canvas will influence the

composition.

The process is as rooted in the

physical construction of form as

it is propelled by the medium’s

inherent fluidity. The title of one of her

exhibitions –Fluent Form– refers to

the practice of exploring opposing

concepts such as density, fragility,

continuity, and impermanence within

the same material.

“As one progression leads to the

next, I study the medium without

premeditation, remaining sensitive

to nuances within the process.”

Says Marina. Natural elements

such as dry pigments and sand are

introduced in her paintings.

Sand is a physical object, yet

its existence is a representation

of the passage of time. It is the

result of rock erosion and it is a

material that continually assembles

into new patterns. In the Buddhist

tradition, sand is used to convey

beauty and ephemerality through

the construction and subsequent

destruction of mandalas. Using these

themes as anchors of inspiration, the

works evoke impressions of dunes,

flora, and natural phenomena while

departing from a faith fulrendering of

reality. “The paintings and sculptures

are a meditation on movement, time,

and transformation.” Says Marina.

The work encourages observers to

The paintings

and sculptures are

a meditation on

movement, time, and

transformation.”

says Marina.

reflect on the notion of time: how a

fleeting moment may be preserved

within the union of color and form

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ART NEWS

Dubai’s new metaverse strategy

to add $4bn to the economy and create more than

40,000 jobs

Dubai is home to 1,000

companies that

work in the realm of

the metaverse and

contributes $500 million to

the economy. By taking the initiative

to prepare for the inevitable rise of

the metaverse, the nation introduced

its integrative plan to encourage

users to use this service.

Metaverse is a broad suite of

technologies that improve and

augment how parties and people

interact and communicate. This

network provides 3D virtual worlds

that focus on bettering virtual

communications using technologies

like augmented reality (AR), virtual

reality (VR), and blockchain to build

spaces that provide a rich virtual

experience for users. Metaverse

allows for a more personalized online

digital experience through avatars

and interactions in the virtual world.

This initiative will make the emirate

one of the top 10 cities globally

to shape the future of emerging

technologies. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan

added that the plan is to revolutionize

the technological and economic

fields to affect numerous aspects of

life in the coming decades.

The government aims to create

40,000 jobs and add $4 billion to

the national economy in the coming

five years to boost its efforts to tap

and harness the emerging interest

in digital technologies and space.

Dubai is already home to over 1000

metaverse-based companies and

wishes to increase that number

five-fold and double the number

of blockchain companies, with this

initiative.

The initiatives poise the UAE to ride

on the wave of the global metaverse

market is forecasted to exceed

$1.6 billion by 2030, according

to Canada-based Precedence

Research. One such initiative is the

action taken by the nation’s Ministry

of State for Digital Economy, AI, and

Remote Working System as they

signed a preliminary agreement

with Chainanalysis (blockchain data

platform) to provide virtual training for

His Highness Sheikh

Hamdam tweeted,

“Dubai was and will remain

a precedent for others

globally because H.H.

Sheikh Mohammed bin

Rashid has proven to the

world over and over again

the sense of his future and

development vision that

made Dubai”

the government’s personnel.

With Web3 innovations changing

how the economy, government, and

society interact in today’s world,

Dubai’s Metaverse Staretgy stands

to be essential for the nation to

realize its goal of becoming one

of the leading economies for the

metaverse and a hub for the

global community.

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SUMMER GETAWAYS

5

Top Hotels To

Explore This

Holidays

Indecisive about your summer

getaway plans? Swap the hassle of

airline check-ins and fluctuating

foreign exchange rates for a

staycation in the UAE instead. Home

to some of the world’s luxurious hotel

brands, you’ll be tempted to stay.

Yas Viceroy

Hotel,

Abu Dhabi

If you love living life on the fast

line, the Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu

Dhabi is the place to be. This

well-sculptured architectural

genius has remained the top

attraction of Abu Dhabi’s Yas

Island. The Yas Viceroy Hotel

features two pools, a fitness

centre, a luxury spa with nine

treatment rooms, and a genderallocated

steam room.

JA Jebel Ali

Beach Hotel,

Dubai

If you’re looking for a quiet escape

in the middle of the city, look no

further, because the JA Jebel

Ali Beach Hotel has it all. This

hotel holds 231 rooms and suites

overlooking the ocean, garden and

golf course with 12 dining options.

Not to mention a theme park and

an outlet mall nearby. You’ve got all

you need to keep you entertained

this summer.

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Address

Fountain Views,

Dubai

A family-friendly stay in the heart

of Downtown Dubai, check-in at

Address Fountain Views before

August 31 and when you book

one family room, you’ll get 50 per

cent off the second room. At the

property, you can enjoy plush

spa facilities, a beautiful infinity

pool, kids’ club and Address’

signature all-day dining venue, The

Restaurant.

Raffles

the Palm,

Dubai

Anantara Sir

Bani Yas Island

Resorts,

Abu Dhabi

For a stay that combines rustic nature,

crystal clear water and abundant

wildlife, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island is

an ideal getaway for retreating from the

city. There’s a trio of Anantara resorts to

choose from: stay at Anantara Al Yamm

Villa Resort in a beautiful beach setting

or opt for Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort

amidst Arabian Wildlife Park or Anantara

Desert Islands Hotel Resort & Spa.

Families looking to make the most

of the summer holidays can escape

to the lavish Raffles The Palm

Dubai for a summer staycation that

packs a punch. You’ll get instantly

upgrade to the next room category,

a Dhs150 credit to redeem at the

pampering spa, complimentary

half-board upgrade with a choice of

lunch or dinner alongside a lavish

breakfast spread, plus around-theclock

butler service.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Scenic

Views

by Rusheel Sareen

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“Being an absolute empath, I try to channel the profound emotions I

feel in life into my art with the intent of invoking positive feelings in others”

says Rusheel.

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Rusheel Sareen is an

Australia based Indian

Artist. As an artist and

an absolute empath

Rusheel truly believes

in the statement that art is not

always supposed to look nice but

it is supposed to make you feel

something. “Being an absolute

empath, I try to channel the profound

emotions I feel in life into my art with

the intent of invoking positive feelings

in others” says Rusheel.

This is also why she sometimes

combines her art process with

soulful music to enhance this sense

of feeling. Empaths will know, being

one can be mentally and emotionally

tiring says the artist. Creating art for

her is a way to release the absorbed

energy, the mental turmoil which

comes from feeling things too

profoundly.

Although, being an empath

also has many positives. It lets

you experience high levels of

compassion, consideration, loyalty

and understanding towards others

and situations. Therefore, when she

creates art, she tries to channel these

positive emotions I go through in life

into the process of creating thereby

embracing her sensitivity. “If I am

going to feel something so deeply,

why not let it be empowering and

have a positive impact on myself and

others” says Rusheel.

For this reason, the biggest reward

for me is when people say my

artworks/process videos make them

feel something, most often it is love,

patience, freedom, and nostalgia

states the artist. She also believes

that art is not only something she

loves to practice but something

she needs to practice to thrive in

life. Even though she is a full time

Senior Data Analyst at a renowned

telecommunications and technology

company, she makes sure she has

time to create.

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“If I am going to

feel something so

deeply, why not let

it be empowering

and have a positive

impact on myself

and others” says

Rusheel.

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SUMMER RETREATS

Fun &

Unusual

Need help planning your trip this

summer vacay? Looking for fun

and unforgettable things to do in

Dubai? Continue reading to explore

Things To Do

entertainment opportunities and

exclusive experiences.

This Summer

Swim with sharks at Dubai

Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Situated on the main floor of

the sprawling Dubai Mall, Dubai

Aquarium houses a 10-million-liter

water tank full of over 33,000 diverse

aquatic animals including one of the

world’s most giant crocodiles.

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Hold on for your life with a 4×4 dune bashing adventure

End the day in a more relaxing fashion by indulging in a sumptuous barbecue buffet and refreshing drinks.

Experience and partake in traditional Bedouin activities such as belly dancing, fire dancing and falconry.

Soar above the desert in a hot air balloon

Soar over the radiant orange Dubai desert at sunrise

in a hot air balloon, an activity that manages to be

simultaneously relaxing and exhilarating. Flights include

a hearty breakfast and open-air transport in vintage

Land Rovers.

Take a helicopter flight over the city

While harborside views are special, there’s no

perspective more impressive than that of a bird’s-eye view.

During your once-in-a-lifetime helicopter experience, you’ll

soar over incredible landmarks

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EVENTS

Art Beyond

Boundaries'22

A virtual art exhibition

of its kind

The Art Beyond

Boundaries" is a reflection

of the current shifts

happening in the art

world. One of the largest

and first virtual art exhibitions of its

kind. The exhibition brings together

enthusiasts worldwide to exhibit

their work and reshape how art is

presented.

As a year of technological

shifts, 2022 changed the art and

metaverse industries with new

trends, synergies, and key players.

Creatives increasingly understand

the importance of collaboration,

going beyond the obvious, and

using new media in their work, such

as AR, VR, NFTs, etc.

The exhibition aims to showcase

some of the best works by creative

individuals across the globe. The

theme of the artworks that will

be presented includes different

forms of art such as abstract,

contemporary, sculptors, murals,

mixed media, and much more.

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Artists from across the globe will be

a part of the event.

This edition will be open for

public viewing from the 31st of

July, 2022. “We strongly believe

in working as a community with

all the talented and extremely

creative pool of artists, art galleries,

curators, and companies and

building a strong ecosystem of

growth,” said a spokesperson from

Artoze.

Every participant is to be honored

with an internally acclaimed

certificate of participation. The

virtual gallery will showcase the

selected works for an endless

period. For those willing to

participate, the applications are live

on their website.

With the advent of Web3 and

acceptance of virtual assets as

an intrinsic part of the current

economy, exhibitions of this kind

act as catalysts to amplify the

movement. Virtually held exhibitions

of this kind enable artists to

participate beyond any boundaries.

Artists can be a part of it from any

part of the world.

This has also made it easy for

collectors and enthusiasts to gain

access to acclaimed art pieces

from all genres of artists from

across the world.

“Thank you for another

opportunity. Indeed, we all heard

that art has no boundaries and

most creative communities out

there thrive for such an opportunity

to showcase their work and reach

many with it. Organizers like artoze

always come up with ideas and

help the artist community-based

in the UAE. I feel great to be a

part of such an event where the

largest viewership is expected and

I want to thank the artoze team

for helping me reach my artwork

out there where I didn’t expect to

reach as an individual. For a fulltime

medical professional like me

and many others like me out there,

organizations like artoze always

bring a unique opportunity to let

others know about our other side of

the story. I really feel humbled and

honored to be a part of yet another

extraordinary event, I wish the best

for all my fellow artists out there.”

Says Dr. Ajit Gadekar.

“I am honored to be a part of Art

Beyond Boundaries. I am excited

to be participating in the largest

virtual exhibition of its kind and to

be sharing the platform with an

eclectic mix of artists showcasing

their unique pieces of art." Says

Dr. Rezvan Khedri.

" The Art Beyond

Boundaries is a

reflection

of the current shifts

happening in the art

world. The exhibition

aims to showcase some

of the best works by

creative individuals

across the globe.

“Looking forward to an array of

creative artworks as Artoze Gallery

has given us a wonderful platform

for all the artists to showcase our

talents to the world. Truly as the

name suggests, it breaks all the

barriers and gives us a chance to

get to know and learn from diverse

artists,” Says Maria Komal Abie.

If you are an artist and would like

to get your artwork on display at

Art Beyond Boundaries. Register

yourselves using the following link

https://artoze.com/ or

WhatsApp at: +971 50 537 0469

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COVER ARTIST

The World

Around Us

By Igor Dubovoy

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“I love to travel and in my works, I reflect the beauty of the world

around us” says Igor.

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The artist was born in 1972,

Moscow, the capital of

Russia. He still lives and

works there. His paintings

are characterized by the

presence of light and their realist

quality, transporting the viewer to

different parts of the world. “I have no

special education in Art, but it does

not prevent me from loving art”

says Igor.

A great number of his paintings

have scattered around the world

and settled in private collections in

England, America, Australia and

Europe. Igor has participated in

various exhibitions including 2018 Art

Life international Art Festival Moscow

and 2018 Exhibition in Museum of

Russian Art. NY. USA. After the

International Exhibition of Watercolors

in Fabriano, Italy, his work was

selected for the Fabriano Watercolor

Museum.

In the artist’s opinion the attitude

to watercolor painting, has

immensely changed recently. Igor

uses special watercolor paper of

leading European manufacturers

for his works. The artist depicts the

world around us in an exceptionally

beautiful manner with his artworks

that are usually oil painting or

watercolours.

His work can make people teleport

from where they are to where they

see in an instant. His works are

focused on portraying the beauty of

everyday places that we fail to

notice normally.

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ART NEWS

London exhibition to examine

surrealism’s

influence on design

Surrealism is the

representation of a

thought or an object as

seen and understood

by its creator. It is a

20th-century art style born from

the horrors of the first world war, as

artists began to explore and express

the subconscious mind. The art

movement saw its golden days

between the 1920s and the 1960s,

after which the decline set in as

original surrealists split into factions

with different perspectives on the

role of their art in society. Surrealists

aim to celebrate abstract realism,

an offbeat approach to art. With the

onset of the second world war, a

new wave of individualism usurped

surrealism from its place in the

artistic community.

Now, at the Design Museum in

west London, Objects of Desire:

Surrealism and Design 1924 - Today

sets out to bring this art form to the

modern date. This exhibition, set

to open on the 14th of October will

relive surrealism’s influence on the

way the design world welcomed

a revolution in art and design

ranging from the decorative arts and

furniture to more diverse creative

elements such as interior, fashion,

and photography and film making.

The collection will have

the visitors witness

the works of other

contemporaries such

as Marcel Duchamp,

Man Ray, Leonora

Carrington, Sarah Lucas,

musician Björk and

fashion photographer

Tim Walker. All in all,

the displays will belong

to the last 50 years of

surrealism.

The exhibition will also see the

display of 350 objects including

artworks by Dali, surrealism’s bestknown

artist. The collection will

have the visitors witness the works

of other contemporaries such as

Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Leonora

Carrington, Sarah Lucas, musician

Björk and fashion photographer

Tim Walker. All in all, the displays

will belong to the last 50 years of

surrealism.

Surrealists developed unique

techniques to explore the theme

through photography. Man Ray

and Maurice Tabard dabbled in

automatic writing, double exposure,

and montages to express their

perspectives. Numerous others

used rotations of the lenses to

capture unique and different lines of

sight to develop ‘surreal’ images.

The 350 exhibits will begin from

surrealism’s early days in the 1920s

and seek to understand its influence

on daily objects. Namely Gae

Aulenti’s Tour, a glass table for four

supported by four bicycle wheels.

On that tangent, Sella, a bicycle

saddle/seat mounted on a post that

extends from a hemispherical base

created by the brothers Achille and

Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, blurs the

distinction between furniture and art.

This exhibition aims to showcase

that surrealism is “still alive and

well and that it (surrealism) never

went away”, as said by the curator

of the exhibition Kathryn Johnson.

Surrealism originated from the

survivors of the horrors of the

20th century, world wars, and

influenza pandemic and art were a

balancing agent away from these

horrors. “Today, in the context of

dizzying technological change,

war, and another global pandemic,

surrealism’s spirit feels more alive

than ever in contemporary design,”

says Kathryn as it drives home the

very reason art exists… to give

meaning when words fail.

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EVENTS

Consulate General of India,

Dubai announces Divya Chakra 2022

as a part of it’s celebration of

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

On the auspicious

occasion of the 75th

Independence of India,

The Consulate General

of India, Dubai, announces

‘Divya Chakra 2022', an event to

celebrate the spirit of harmony,

togetherness, and cultural diversity

of India.

This exemplary event, organized

by Artoze gallery and exhibitions,

one of the leading virtual art

galleries, will be hosted on the 20th

of August, 2022, Saturday in the

Consulate General of India, Dubai.

The auditorium will be glorified

with amazing art exhibits from

artists of different nationalities.

Artworks of different genres,

including abstract, modernistic,

paintings, illustrations, and

watercolors, will be displayed. An

exciting LIVE art performance with

the theme of Indian culture and

heritage will be one of the exciting

highlights of the event.

“With this event, we want

to make those missing the

Independence celebration feel

at home and promote the spirit

of India while uniting everyone

beyond all boundaries.” says a

spokesperson from Artoze.

“India is a land of contrasts and

collaborating with Artoze to

commemorate the 75th Independence

of the nation by displaying my

artworks that ameliorate patriotism

brings immense joy to me” says

Parisa Keramati, a participating

artist.

“It is a great pleasure to be a

part of this Independence event

and have the opportunity to

enjoy the true spirit of Indian

Independence Day

in the UAE,” says

Sumedha Randev Goel, a

participating artist.

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The event includes several other activities, such as live musical and dance performances, panel discussions on the

artistic excellence of India and the UAE as a hub for business prosperity, live rangoli, and an ‘Azadi Trivia’.

Another key highlight of the event is the Digital Tribute, inviting all to participate in the 75th Independence Day

commemoration by paying tribute to the martyrs with messages, strengthening the thought that the person may not be

there but their ideas live forever.

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“Divya Chakra 2022 is a true celebration of the culturally

diverse spirit of India. This event, under Azadi ka Amrit

Mahotsav celebrations comprises of many different aspects

of the rich art and heritage of India, wherein artists

from different nationalities would be participating. As a

part of this initiative, we are also launching a virtual

art gallery to allow artists from across the globe to

be a part of this historic celebration. We are also

inviting people to send across digital tributes

for the martyrs which would be displayed on

screens at the event in their memory. We are

glad to collaborate in this event marking

the joyous occasion of 75 years of India’s

Independence”

Tadu Mamu, Consul,

Consulate General of India in Dubai

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INDIAN ARTIST

Gond Art

By Neha Sahai

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“I paint a whimsical world not to escape reality but to be able to live in

it” says Neha.

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Neha Sahai is a 36-yearold

Indian artist who

paints whimsical world

of wildflowers, forests,

and love stories. Her

artworks based on love stories

portray a whole story of such as a

fish falling in love with a bird or a

moth falling for a moon.

She is a self-taught artist with a

design degree, Neha started

her journey of painting

three years ago. Her

painting journey began

when realizing she has

many stories to be told.

“What could be a better

medium than colors to

express emotions”

says Neha, colours

are something that

has fascinated

her for as

long as she

remembered.

Though her take on art is quite

modern but her approach is rooted

in her culture. Neha’s works are

inspired from a tribal art form -

“Gond art” where art tells a folklore

and is articulated with different

strokes of lines and dots. The bold

use of colors in her artwork is also

something very indigenous to her

culture.

Her artwork depicts unhurried,

laid-back, non-mechanized

world. It relates to an era

where greater joys could

be found in smaller things,

like the smell of the earth,

the beauty of wildflowers, the

sound of laughter, the light of

stars and the feeling of

being wild and free.

“I paint a whimsical

world not to escape

reality but to be

able to live in

it” says Neha.

She cherishes

“What could be a

better medium than

colors to express

emotions”

says Neha

her childhood memories of living

amongst the tree and wishes the

future generations could cherish

it too. All the proceeds from her

artwork goes to planting trees, so

no other soul cries over a leafless

tree.

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CULINARY ARTS

Art of Cooking

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Imagine the moment you know

how much coffee is the right

amount or the time when you

know how many tablespoons

of sugar are the right amount

for your lemonade. Imagine every

time what you ate transported you

to a heavenly place, standing on

beautiful flavors. That, my reader, is

the power of the art of cooking.

The influence of art into the world

of cooking is worth mentioning.

Art to all of us is seeing a wild yet

disciplined medley of colors that

inspire us to dream, imagine and

live in the moment. As many of you

would agree, good food gives us a

sense of peace and contentment

that is so rare in our daily hubbub

of life. Food too is a moment of

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We

eat with our

eyes as much with our

mouth, a cook does not

just use science to compose

tasty dishes for their guests

but ensures that the food

is visually pleasing to

the eyes.

flavors, the correct brushstrokescondiments,

and presenting the

feast.

There you are! The silver lining

that lets us know that art goes

beyond the boundaries of the

canvas. Art dominates everything

that we do to harness the creativity

inside us. Exploring the culinary

arts helps us to understand that

food is not just something that we

eat when we feel hungry but is also

something that we identify with

throughout time.

We eat with our eyes as much

with our mouth, a cook does not

just use science to compose tasty

dishes for their guests but ensures

that the food is visually pleasing

to the eyes. Visually pleasing is

the aspect of defining food, and

hence comfortably helps us realize

that cooking is an art. Cooking is

an art, for it measures passion.

Our eyes do that job for us. When

Gordon Ramsay filets a salmon

in front of you, sears it perfectly,

and presents it to you in the most

visually appealing way. Culinary

arts is the act of preparing,

cooking, and presenting food in the

form of meals rather than desserts

or bread. Those who practice the

culinary arts are the chefs or cooks.

As an expert, one must know food

sciences, nutrition, and diet to

prepare meals that are visually

pleasing and tasty to the palate.

Seeing is believing and art has

the ability to create something that

demands your attention, respect,

and imagination. Cooking is an

extension of what we call art. The

culinarians of the likes of Gordon

Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri,

Giada De Laurentiis, Rachael Ray,

Alex Guarnaschelli, and many more

are disciplined artists that have

used ingredients from our kitchens

to compose brilliant paintings on

their choice of canvas, your plate.

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Classical Paintings

By Ken Goshen

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“My passion is bringing together traditional techniques and a contemporary

outlook.” Says Ken.

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Ken Goshen is an NYCbased

artist and educator

with a background in

classical painting and

printmaking. “My passion

is bringing together traditional

techniques and a contemporary

outlook.” Says Ken Goshen. His

art explores the gap between

conceptualized pictorial visions, and

experiential sensory inputs. His work

brings together traditional techniques

and a contemporary outlook--evoking

both a sense of nostalgia and an

exhilaration of the unexplored.

Goshen started his art education

in his teens, studying at various

institutions in both Israel and New

York. He is an alumnus of the

Classical Drawing and Painting

Master Class program at Hatahana

Studio for Figurative Drawing and

Painting (2010 – 2013, Tel Aviv). He

earned his BFA (with honors) in Fine

Arts with a minor in Printmaking from

Parsons School of Design (2013 –

2017, NYC). Goshen works and lives

in NY, and teaches painting and

drawing to over 700 students from all

over the world.

“Understand that every painting

is abstract, no matter how

representational it is. Even the

most realistic portrait is composed

of shapes and colors” says Ken.

When he was 5 Ken used to draw

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for

hours every day. In retrospect,

it’s very appropriate that they are

named after Renaissance artists. He

transitioned from an illustrative style

in his teens, to a classical style in his

20s, and these days abstraction and

eclecticism are gradually making

their way into his work.

“Understand that

every painting is

abstract, no matter how

representational it is.

Even the most realistic

portrait is composed of

shapes and colors”

says Ken

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7SUMMER BRUNCHES

Brunch Deals

To Munch On

This Summer

In Dubai, we just can’t get enough of brunch.

Luckily, we’ve got the whole summer full

of weekends to fill with fabulous brunches.

We’ve scoured high and low to find the best

brunches in Dubai that are on offer each

week, ranging from budget options right up

to the very best of the best.

24TH ST. WORLD STREET FOOD

RESTAURANT

Featuring more than 50 dishes from around the world, live

cooking stations with stunning views of Burj Khalifa for the

entire family, of all ages to enjoy.

BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS

A lively brunch with all-you-can-eat US fare? Count us

in. With the option to indulge at one of two places in the

city this is one fun-filled and yummy brunch that you and

your pals don’t want to skip.

FLAVOURS ON TWO

Perfect for family and friends, the Saturday Brunch

can entertain everyone with an eclectic range of

starters, mains, desserts and drinks.

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SUMMER BRUNCHES

GEALES

This family-friendly brunch features a set menu of classic

British dishes while the little ones are kept entertained

with plenty of fun activities like face painting, arts and

crafts, a bouncy castle and more.

IKIGAI

Love Japanese food? Kick off the weekend at Ikigai’s Japaneseinspired

brunch every Saturday. Highlights include Ikigai shrimp

pops, wok fried ramen, miso grilled chicken, robatayaki salmon

and chocolate cookie sando. Plus, Mais Musica providing tunes

and entertainment.

LA TABLITA

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of tacos, enchiladas, fajitas

and more paired with free-flowing Mexican mixed drinks

at this relaxed Latin American brunch.

LARTE

Looking for a family-friendly weekend dining option? Head

down to this Studio City spot and enjoy a spread of delicious

Italian classics. Fun activities like face painting and mascot will

keep the little ones entertained.

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ART NEWS

Meet Sarah Brahim, the Saudi artist that

combines dance with visual arts

Saudi artist Sarah

Brahim is making

waves with her

multidisciplinary

collaborative work.

Ahead of her show at

the Lyon Biennale

in September, the

Riyadh-based

choreographer,

dancer and artist

discussed her

contemporary

art. Brahim, 30,

has studied

dance since she

was just three

years old, an

education that

she says was

a fundamental

preparation for

her career as

visual artist.

“My

background in dance allowed me to

study the body in space, the body in

motion and experiences of the body

how the body fits into architecture,

into music and into silence,” says

the artist. Sarah calls herself a

performance and visual artist. She

studied, choreographed, performed,

and taught jazz, contemporary,

ballet, and tap dance.

The artist has explored themes

of loss, identity, borders, veiling,

migration, the experiences of

women of color and those of

individuals living a transnational

existence. Brahim has shown her

work around the world, including

in Italy, Saudi Arabia, the US, and

the UK. In her most recent work,

“Soft Machines/Far Away Engines”

curated in 2021, commissioned

for the first Diriyah Contemporary

Biennale in Riyadh, screens showed

individuals interacting with each

other, moving, intertwining and

embracing.

The way Brahim worked with

the technological framework that

brought her work to the viewer, in

addition to her sensitivity to how

the body is used to present ideas,

thoughts and emotion, revealed

a singular vision of a world that

is both intimately and ethereally

interconnected.

In the coming months, Brahim

will show the same work at the

Lyon Biennale, taking place from

September 14 until December 31,

which was originally slated to open

in 2021. The pandemic-postponed

edition, curated this year by duo

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, who

have long worked with artists from

the Arab world, tackles the idea of

fragility. Sarah’s cyanotypes will also

be displayed at different museums

in Lyon.

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SPECIAL DAYS

World Senior Citizen's Day

The 21st of August is

designated as World

Senior Citizen's Day each

year. This day honors all

elderly adults and attempts

to raise awareness about aging

poorly and elder abuse. On this

day, we also honor and recognize

the role that seniors have played in

advancing society.

The history of the World Senior

Citizen's Day dates back to 1988. It

was officially founded by the former

President of the United States

of America, Ronald Reagan. He

had signed on August 19, 1988,

the promulgation of 5847, which

appeared on 21 August as National

Day of the Third Age.

Senior citizens may find it

difficult to keep up with all the new

technologies accessible in the

"This day honors all elderly adults and attempts to

raise awareness about aging poorly and elder abuse.

On this day, we also honor and recognize the role that

seniors have played in advancing society."

digital age. We are surrounded

by digital devices, whether they

are laptops, tablets, banking

machines, smartphones, or social

media. Seniors should therefore

learn how to take full use of these

technological improvements.

Senior citizens in India deal with

a variety of issues on a daily basis,

including forgetting where they

are going, receiving money late,

and losing contact with any distant

relatives. Nevertheless, we can

accomplish these tasks with only our

iPhones. The younger generation

of the society must therefore assist

them in adjusting to these changes,

keeping up with them, and leading

happy lives.

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ART NEWS

Heart Surgery inspires art for central

Queensland artist Gwyneth Terri Lewis.

Central Queensland artist

Gwyneth Terri Lewis’s

experience with open

heart surgery inspired

the latest exhibition

‘Road to Recovery’ at Fig Tree

Galleries in Yeppoon and has

already encouraged at least one

art lover to take her heart health

seriously.

The exhibition came together

while Gwyneth was waiting to have

surgery and charts her physical and

psychological journey through one

of the most distressing times of her

life.

“This exhibition documents my

artistic journey throughout this

experience,” Gwyneth said. She

was waiting to have her open-heart

surgery, being a compulsive artist,

she wasn’t going to let how bad she

was feeling get in the way of being

creative.

“I kept a visual diary that was

inspired by what I was experiencing

each day including medical

procedures, my body and my

emotions. Each abstract artwork

represents a time capsule of the

impact my surgery had on my life

and my artwork” says the artist. The

one thing that she could not wait to

get back to after my surgery was of

course her art.

“While each artwork has its own

story, the body of work elicits an

emotional response to my feelings

and thoughts about before, during

and after my surgery.” Gwyneth said

during the first couple of days of

the exhibition she came across an

art lover who had forgotten to bring

her glasses, it would be one act that

may well have saved that ladies life.

Gwyneth said awareness of

women’s heart health is clearly a

topic very close to her own heart.

“Women tend to have different

symptoms than men. There can be

a shortness of breath, pain between

the shoulder blades, tiredness,

fatigue, palpitations and heartburn,”

Gwyneth said. The artist said she

hopes to take the exhibition to

her hometown in Gladstone next

where she wants to send the same

message of looking after your

heart health to as many people as

possible.

Having begun her artistic journey

in her teens using the ground,

leaves, rocks, pavement and things

like feathers to make patterns due

to a lack of money for art supplies

in her family, Gwyneth was inspired

in year 8 at high school by a

dedicated teacher who was the first

to introduce her to painting.

She said that very teacher even

purchased a couple of Gwyneth’s

paintings which enabled her to

purchase some art supplies to work

with at home.

“I began painting nature and

birds. When I was young, I didn’t

like abstract art at all, I didn’t

understand it, now it is my passion

and my obsession,” she said.

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Graphite &

Charcoal Art

By Oumaima Choua

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“It’s important to challenge yourself in order to keep growing learning and

improving” says Oumaima

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Oumaima Choua is a

self-taught artist born in

Netherlands. The artist

comes from a Moroccan

heritage and she was

born in 1997. Her hyperrealistic

portraits explore the psychology of

her subjects by portraying them on

large canvasses.

The artist has crafted her style

over many years, experimenting with

shapes, textures, tones and different

things using her preferred medium

of graphite and charcoal. Oumaima

uses her large scale works to evoke

the emotions, thoughts and feelings

of her subjects whilst capturing the

essence of human experience. “It’s

important to challenge yourself in

order to keep growing learning and

improving” says Oumaima.

Her striking use of light tone to

immortalize the figures in her work

gives the artwork an ethereal quality.

Often bare skinned and in dramatic

poses, each work tells a story of not

only the creative process but also

the artist’s own connection with the

figures she recreates.

Oumaima Choua describes that

drawing has been a part of her whole

life. As a curious and observant

youngster, she loved to explore the

colours and shapes found in her

surroundings owing to which her

imagination would run wild on the

blank pages. “When I draw, I lose

track of time. And that’s one of the

many reasons why I’m in love with

what I do” says Oumaima. Her works

are a limitless space in which she

expresses her freedom and creativity,

giving people stories and worlds

where they can project their own

experiences.

As she continues to perfect her

style, Oumaima has already debuted

her work at the International Art Fair

“When I draw, I lose

track of time. And

that’s one of the many

reasons why I’m in

love with what I do”

says Oumaima.

2021 in the Van Gogh Gallery, Austria

and Select Art 2022 with WOC in

Chania, Greece. Still based in the

Netherlands, when the artist is not

drawing, she enjoys keeping fit,

reading books, and creating content

for her fans on social media.

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EVENTS

A Musical Extravaganza

By Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant,

Salman Ali, Bhumi Trivedi And Raj Pandit

Bollywood composers

Salim-Sulaiman along

with Salman Ali, Bhoomi

Trivedi and Raj Pandit

got Dubai dancing

to their tunes with the Musical

Extravaganza.

There were moments of high and

unchecked, raw emotion as the

duo’s sublime melodies drew a

standing ovation and a thunderous

applause that resonated around

the packed auditorium. The singers

returned to Duabi stage after two

years as a duo.

Salim-Sulaiman were electrifying

in their efforts to keep the energy

flowing with their arsenal of

memorable music, coupled with

powerful performances by singers

Raj Pandit, Salman Ali and Bhoomi

Trivedi.

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EVENTS

Capturing the attention of a live

audience for close to three hours

requires just the right mix of soulful

music and machination, with Salim

setting the tone at the very start of

the concert by belting out one of

his biggest hits. Trivedi soon had

her moment to shine, crooning her

biggest hit.

As we slipped into the second

hour of the performances, Salman

Ali the Indian Idol winner was

brought out for his debut act in

Dubai, with his powerful vocals

elevating the mood of the night.

As the mood distinctly changed in

the arena, it was time to celebrate

some inspiring Sufi Qawwali.

As the minutes ticked by,

knowing that the night was now

heading towards its final act, Salim

and Sulaiman wasted no time in

bringing out their star singers for

medley that electrified the night.

Here were five award-winning

performers, united in talent and

their love for melodies, doing what

they do best, reveling in the magic

of music.

As the night came to an end of

the PME organized concert, it was

with a musical high that many in the

audience will take back with them

as a memory to be cherished in

years to come.

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ART NEWS

Abu Dhabi’s

Etihad Airways

unveils first NFT collection.

UAE’s national carrier

Etihad Airways has

announced the

upcoming release of the

airline’s first non-fungible

token (NFT) collection.

The collection, known as

EY-ZERO1, features 10 3D aircraft

models, each showcasing a

unique Etihad Airways Boeing 787

Dreamliner livery.

A total of 2003 limited-edition

collectibles, symbolising the

year when Etihad Airways was

established, went on sale on July

21 2022. The collectibles include

Etihad’s Manchester City FC and

Greenliner-themed aircraft,

among others.

“We’re excited to launch our first

NFT collection, EY-ZERO1, which

not only offers collectors, aviation

“As well as recognising

the artistic value of

our aircraft liveries,

our NFT collection has

been designed to be

as efficient as possible

and support our wider

sustainability and

decarbonisation efforts

at Etihad Airways,”

added Douglas.

enthusiasts and travellers a unique

work of art, but provides real-world

travel and lifestyle benefits with

Etihad Airways,” said Tony Douglas,

group chief executive officer,

Etihad Aviation Group. “NFTs and

other metaverse technologies are

revolutionising the digital economy,

and we are proud to be one of the

first airlines in the world to explore

their potential to provide additional

utility for our customers.”

Purchasing an NFT will give

owners immediate Etihad Guest

Silver tier membership for one

year, with 10 NFT holders winning

complimentary flight tickets with the

carrier. Owners will also be given

advance access to the airline’s

upcoming NFT collections as well as

future metaverse products.

The airline gave away 20 NFTs to

people who pre-registered on July

16 2022. Each NFT is priced at $349

plus tax on etihad.arcube.io, and

the sale will close on August 18 at

6pm local time. The NFTs will also

be available to purchase through

the Etihad Guest Reward Shop,

enabling the airline’s 7 million loyalty

programme members to redeem

their Etihad Guest Miles to acquire

an NFT.

EY-ZERO1 is set to be minted on

the Polygon blockchain, and Etihad

Airways will be partnering with

Aerial.is to track the CO2 emissions

of the NFTs. The airline will allocate

all proceeds from the collection to

purchase sustainable aviation fuel in

2022.

“As well as recognising the artistic

value of our aircraft liveries, our

NFT collection has been designed

to be as efficient as possible and

support our wider sustainability and

decarbonisation efforts at Etihad

Airways,” added Douglas.

Dubai carrier Emirates also

announced in April that it will

launch NFTs and experiences in

the metaverse for its customers and

employees.

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SPECIAL DAYS

International Youth Day

International Youth Day is an awareness

day designated by the United Nations. The purpose

of the day is to draw attention to a given set of

cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first

IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

International Youth Day is observed annually

on August 12th. It is meant as an opportunity for

governments and others to draw attention to youth

issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops,

cultural events, and meetings involving national and

local government officials and youth organizations take

place around the world. IYD was designated by the

United Nations in 1999.

International Youth Day's Slogan for 2014 was Youth

and Mental Health. For 2015, it was Youth and Civic

Engagement. The theme of the 2016 International Youth

Day was “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and

Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production.

For 2017, the theme of IYD is "Youth Building Peace".

The theme for IYD 2018 was "Safe Spaces for Youth". In

this way it will go on which recognises the contributions

of young people to preventing conflict, supporting

inclusion, social justice, and sustain peace. For 2019,

the theme of IYD was "Transforming education" to make

education inclusive and accessible for all youth. And

for 2020, the theme of IYD was "Youth Engagement

for Global Action". The theme for 2021 IYD was

"Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for

Human and Planetary Health".

The objective of this year’s International Youth Day

theme, Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World

for All Ages, is to amplify the message that action is

needed across all generations to achieve the SDGs

and leave no one behind.

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ART INFLUENCE

How Arts &

Culture Can Serve

As A Force For

Social Change

Today's artists have a

strong commitment to

making art that transforms

how we see the world

and addresses important

societal challenges. Others are

investigating new kinds of "social

practice" that involve communities

in a participatory dialogue, while

some artists employ traditional

forms of art to create work that

comments on, responds to, or

pushes for the need for change.

By transforming attitudes,

imparting ideals, and interpreting

events across space and time,

art has an impact on society.

According to research, art has an

impact on one's core self.

The arts—including painting,

sculpture, music, writing, and other

forms—are sometimes seen as the

repository of a society's cultural

memory. Art maintains what factbased

historical records are unable

to do: the experience of living in a

certain location at a specific time.

In this way, art is a form of

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communication that uses visuals,

sounds, and tales to connect

people from many eras and cultural

backgrounds. Often, art serves as

a catalyst for social change. It can

give those who are marginalized

a voice. A book, movie, or song

can stir up people's emotions and

motivate them to come together.

In addition to satisfying our desire

for self-expression and fulfillment,

art is also profitable. Many

people work in the production,

administration, and dissemination

of art.

The realm of social

entrepreneurship and the

world of art both require more

of the other. Since launching

the Centered-Self cooperation

in 2020, the World Economic

Forum's Cultural Leaders network

and the Schwab Foundation for

Social Entrepreneurship have

barely scratched the surface of

how interacting with one another

could result in game-changing

discoveries.

The network of cultural leaders

at the Forum and the community

of top social innovators at the

Schwab Foundation can serve as

examples of people who are using

imagination and storytelling to solve

the world's most pressing issues.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

“I like to

visualize the beauty

around us and fix it as

a memory of the moment

for me but also for others

which cannot join me in

such moments” says

Tatyana

Desert landscapes

by Tatyana Graf

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Tatyana Graf is a Russian

artist based in Dubai. She

has been living in Dubai for

the past 20 years. The artist

says that the city’s desert landscapes

and magnificent skyline that changes

colour from time to time makes her

feel like she is part of a fairy tale

every time she looks at it.

“I like to visualize the beauty

around us and fix it as a memory

of the moment for me but also for

others which cannot join me in

such moments” says Tatyana. Her

works are inspired from classical

masters and she has been trained by

classical teachers.

Tatyana has trained herself to do

sculptural art in recent. She has

taken this field to honors the ancient

artists of the Greek and Romans

high times and she considers this

one of her biggest achievements in

recent times. “I try to be as realistic

as possible, still adding an artistic

touch of imagination to my work”

says Tatyana.

She studied at the St. Petersburg

Academy of Arts, one of the oldest

art educational institutions in the

world. In her work, Tatyana adheres

to the principles of continuity of the

best traditions of Russian and

world art.

Her paintings are made in a

classical style and glorify the beauty

of man and the world around

him. Tatyana works a lot in the

open air, filling her canvases with

the freshness of sensations, the

perception of nature at a particular

moment in time.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Gouache art

by Himani Khimji

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Himani Khimji is a UAE based

artist who was born and

raised in South of India,

in Chennai. She graduated with

Bachelor of Science in Visual

Communication. That gave a

chance to have a large exposure to

Visual Arts, Graphics and other

forms of Media like Film and

Photography.

Through her education and work,

she has had the opportunity to live,

study and work in cities like Jaipur,

Mumbai, Muscat, London, Abu

Dhabi. Himani then graduated from

Goldsmiths, University of London,

in Art and Design Education

and now she only practices Art.

However, she is also an educator in

international school settings.

Himani is a visual artist and her

preferred medium is watercolours

and gouache. Although she uses

acrylics, and inks as well, her

work is largely inspired by nature.

“I appreciate and believe that

everything that we are surrounded

by is inspired and comes from

nature” says Himani.

The artist states that the colours

we enjoy, the clean air that we like

to breathe, the freshness that plants

bring into the house or outdoors,

the joy that the flowers bring is all

a part of nature and I appreciate

nature and that is reflected in my

artworks.

Through years of practice, she

has eveloped her own style. “I

ensure that there is some element

of nature in most of my work and

it just comes to me very naturally

appreciate

and believe that

everything that we

are surrounded by is

inspired and comes

from nature” says

Himani

as it truly does inspire me.” Says

Himani. She is a watercolourist,

calligraphist, Himani also does

murals, portraits, and landscapes

with an element of nature that

inspires her and communicates it in

her own style.

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DIGITAL ARTIST

Surrealistic Digital Art Of

Dubai landmarks Wins French

Artist Zak Eazy Fans

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DIGITAL ARTIST

Zak Eazy is a 26-yearold

digital artist out of

Lille, France, inspired by

the renowned Spanish

surrealist Salvador Dalli.

His works of digital sceneries of

the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.

have garnered attention online with

his surreal take on the architectural

beauty of Dubai’s buildings.

@zakeazy, his Instagram account

received praises for his recent

posts featuring the Dubai

Frame and Atlantis, The Palm.

Eazy also has in the workings

four more artworks featuring the

architectural beauty of Dubai and

its extent of development. He has

sights on the Museum of the Future,

the world’s largest observation wheel

Ain Dubai, the Al Seef neighborhood,

and the Sheikh Zayed Grand

Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

“Through the Dubai Frame, you

can see the old and the new Dubai.

That’s why I used this monument

because it’s an analogy between

life before and after, life before

opportunity, and life after opportunity.

I used dolphins to represent anybody

in the world because there are

opportunities for everyone in Dubai.

No matter your race or color of your

skin, you will manage to swim like a

dolphin in the water if you manage to

take the opportunity.” Says Zak.

His choice of selection is quite

“I love to see reactions

of people because they

interpret the art in their

way. Some view my art

as fantastic and magical,

and some see it as the

apocalypse and life after

human extinction,”

simple. Eazy explains this as he

explains his take on surreal art.

“I love to mix architecture, animals,

and nature in a surrealistic style. I

love to take realistic things and make

it more fantastical. And I love making

the world dreamier and sweeter. I

picked these monuments because

they are best known in Dubai and

I was really impressed by their

architecture.”

Zak began creating art in 2019,

where he started off with adding

a surreal touch to images from his

hometown. His social account is

home to comments and praise for his

vision and approach to digital art.

Right now, Eazy is working towards

his first exhibition.

To any artist, the final prize is to

see how people understand and

perceive your artwork. On that

note, Easy says something that will

resonate with the artist in us all.

“I love to see [the] reactions of

people because they interpret the

art in their way. Some view my art

as fantastic and magical, and some

see it as the apocalypse and life after

human extinction,” he says. “I have

my meaning but people are free to

interpret it according to what they

see, according to their experiences.

And this is what I like the most.”

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Watercolours

by Chien Chung-Wei

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“I do not care much about what the subjects are in reality or photographs, I

just strive to discover, strengthen, abandon, and beautify the intrigue of the

forms I have observed.” Says Chien

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Chien Chung-Wei was

born in 1968 and

earned the master

degree in Fine Arts,

National Taiwan Normal

University. Over the years, he has

won many awards in international

competitions. In addition, he is the

first artist in Taiwan to become a

signature member and Dolphin

Fellowship of the American

Watercolor Society. He now teaches

watercolor in Taiwan and has

been invited to instruct watercolor

workshops worldwide.

The watercolor works of Chien

Chung-Wei appear to embrace

the spirits and temperament of the

Western watercolor masters over

the last two centuries. By age 32,

his works tended to be delicate and

classic and were reminiscent of the

works of William Henry Hunt and

Myles Birket Foster. After that, he

gradually focused on the expression

of the essence of watercolors.

“I do not care much about what

the subjects are in reality or

photographs, I just strive to discover,

strengthen, abandon, and beautify

the intrigue of the forms I have

observed.” Says Chien

“If we compare the various medium

“If we compare the

various medium

characteristics

of watercolor to the

different actors in a

play, then the pictorial

composition would be the

script of the play.”

characteristics of watercolor to

the different actors in a play, then

the pictorial composition would be

the script of the play.” Says Chien.

You can see the spirits of some

great watercolor masters, such as

Thomas Girtin, John Sell Cotman,

J.M.W. Turner, Winslow Homer, John

Singer Sergent, and Edward Seago,

in his works. In the meantime, he

also broke the boundary between

watercolors and oil paints. He

created a series of works using

watercolors and gouache and looked

like the Romantic oil paintings in the

19th century.

Those works totally changed

the conventional impression of

watercolors. His works are temperant

and classic in colors with masterful

brushstrokes, which endow every

character with a rich fullness. He

creates the beauty and intrigue of

form even with ordinary subjects,

and that’s the enchantment of his

watercolors. In the trend of the

contemporary art, Chien Chung-Wei

enjoys the popularity in recent years.

This seems to let us reconsider the

pictorial value of the classic spirit in

painting.

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ART HISTORY

An X-Ray Reveals What May Have Been

Van Gogh’s First-Ever

Self-Portrait

The conservators at the

National Galleries of

Scotland were in for a

surprise as they began

their cataloging process

for the Peasant Woman, painted

by the world-famous Van Gogh.

Conservators found a self-portrait

of Vincent Van Gogh underneath

the oil painting of The Peasant

Woman during a routine X-Ray test.

Art scholars have only far been

aware of his self-portraits as old as

1886, when he moved to Paris and

discovered Impressionism.

The Peasant Woman was painted

in 1885, which indicates the

X-ray findings point to an earlier

composition of a self-portrait by Van

Gogh. The Peasant Woman was

composed above the unfinished

self-portrait, which reminds us of

Van Gogh’s financial struggle as

a starved artist. Analyzing the art

further, it appears to be part of a

group of five other self-depictions,

part of the collection of the Van

Gogh Museum in the Netherlands

that he would go on to compose.

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a

Dutch-born artist credited with the

unique brush style he developed

as he moved to Paris. The choice

of clear brush marks is due to

his impressionistic influence

in his approach to art, which

aptly complements his raw and

emotional theme of works.

This finding has a certain beauty

to it, as this helps us realize

more about the type of life the

artist would have led in the late

19th century. The artist is often

referred to as an excellent artist

in the realistic genre and is wellremembered

for how Impressionism

influenced his works, such as

how the bold usage of colors and

quick brush strokes portrayed

an image of conflicting emotions

and the dynamic movement of the

environment on this canvas.

For instance, The Potato Eaters,

1885, and The Starry Night, 1889,

though there are many more.

Vincent Van Gogh was an

experimental, innovative, and

fearless artist and is one of the

most famous artists that the world

has ever known.

His artistic genius also granted

him the title of a mad artist or a

troubled genius as society grabbed

at anything to make sense of his

unique style that was alien to the

then-existing artist styles of Europe.

Today, the modern world

appreciates Van Gogh, for it

captures real-life scenes, emotions,

and mythological themes with dark

and solemn colors.

His works belonged to different

artistic approaches, running from

Impressionism to Pointillism to

Expressionism.

Now, with Van Gogh’s

immense contribution to French

Impressionism and his unique style

that led to art that spoke volumes

through brushwork, it becomes

vital to understand his style before

his visit to Paris. Conservators

must now delicately separate the

adhesive and cardboard to retrieve

the hidden self-portrait behind the

Peasant Woman.

Vincent Van Gogh was unknown

during his lifetime. Today, he is

regarded as one of the world’s

most famous and loved artists for

his genius. This discovery adds

another dimension to the artist's life,

who was ahead of his time.

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SPECIAL DAYS

World

Photography

Day

The yearly celebration of

the art, craft, science, and

history of photography

is known as World

Photography Day. This

year’s World Photography Day will

occur on August 19, 2022, on a

Friday.

On August 19, 2010, the

first World Photography Day

was celebrated. On this day,

approximately 270 photographers

uploaded their images to an

international web collection. The

online gallery was seen by visitors

from more than 100 nations. The

first-ever World Photography

Day was commemorated on this

occasion. The day is celebrated

on August 19th since that was

the day in 1839 when the French

government bought the patent

for the Daguerreotype method.

The Daguerreotype method

was introduced, and the French

government referred to it as a free

gift to the world.

The earliest known instance of

photography is from 1839. The

Daguerreotype procedure was then

announced by the French Academy

of Sciences. The procedure allowed

for the creation of an extremely

detailed image on a copper sheet.

The procedure did not involve the

use of a negative and involved

coating the sheet with a thin layer of

silver. It became the first technique

for making a camera image

permanent.

World Photography Day 2022

will have the subject "Pandemic

lockdown through the lens."

However, individuals are urged to

take Selfies and post them to social

media accounts with the hashtag

"World Photography Day."

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5PHOTOGRAPHERS DAY 2022

Historical Women

Photographers

Who Were Ahead

Of Their Time

Nearly 200 years ago, two new methods of

image-making debuted within weeks of each

other in 1839: the daguerreotype, directpositive

photographs where images were

burned directly onto silver-plated copper

plate, in France and the calotype, the original

photographic negative in the form of silver

chloride–sensitized paper, in England.

Together, their inventions by men who held the patents and usually also restricted access to the equipment

necessary to make them hail the inception of photography.

Nonetheless, women have been professional photographers and among the medium’s fiercest innovators since

its invention, though, their names, contributions, and work tend to be lesser known, like Bertha Beckman,

famous for being the first-ever professional woman photographer.

Below, a look at seven groundbreaking women photographers whose work is seeing renewed exposure.

BERNARDINE CAROLINE THÉODORA

HIRZA LEJEUNE

Lejeune’s role in creating photographs, by fixing images onto silvered copper

plates, wasn’t easy to discover, as her works weren’t directly attributed to

her by name. She worked under the name of the studio that she cofounded

with her husband, Jean Louis Bargignac. It was called Leba, an acronym

combining the first two letters of her last name with those of her husband’s

surname. Leba was a prominent daguerreotype and photography studio in

Brussels in the 1850s, producing portraits such as this 1853 likeness of a

man in an impressive shoulder-tasseled uniform.

HELENE MAGDALENA

HOFMANN

After studying photography in Munich as a

teenager, Bavarian photographer Helene

Magdalena Hofmann opened an eponymous

shop when she moved to Gorizia in 1901. In

that northern Italian town bordering Slovenia,

she bought a photography studio on 32 Corso

Francesco Giuseppe that had belonged to

photographer Arthur Floeck, and established

herself as a portrait photographer. Hofmann

also specialized in photographing tableaux

vivants, such as this one of three men waving

their bowler hats at some imaginary person off

in the distance.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS DAY 2022

EDITH ARNALDI (ALSO KNOWN AS

ROSA ROSÀ)

Edith Arnaldi is well known for her feminist and Futurist writing, but her

photographs, produced between 1933 and 1954, still remain grossly

underrecognized. (She’s also better known by her pen name, Rosa Rosà, which

she adopted in 1908 when she moved from Vienna to Italy.) But away from her

desk, Arnaldi was an active photographer who experimented with a wide range of

formats including infrared photography, color film, and night photography.

WANDA AND MARION WULZ

Photography was a family legacy for Trieste-born Wulz

sisters, Wanda and Marion, who were introduced to the

medium by their father Carlo. Carlo urged his daughters

to be photographers even though they were interested in

other creative outlets—Wanda in playing piano, Marion

painting. When their father died in 1928, the sisters fully

committed to operating the portrait studio he left them,

though their images were more experimental in form, and

they transformed the family workshop at Palazzo Hirschl

into a hangout for the day’s artists, writers, and musicians.

MARION POST WOLCOTT

During the Great Depression, the images of struggling

Americans commissioned by the New Deal agency Farm

Security Administration became iconic visual messages

advocating for change. Those taken by Walker Evans and

Dorothea Lange of poverty-stricken migrants and those

deeply impacted by the economic crisis are the program’s

best-known products, but the over 9,000 photographs

produced by Marion Post Wolcott (the only other female

photographer hired by the FSA in the 1930s) are insightfully

fueled by her personal interest in social activism.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Contemporary

Realism

By Julio Reyes

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“I have always been moved by the human capacity to

love, dream, and persevere, with great courage and

sincerity, in spite of what can seem like a vast and

unsympathetic Nature.” Says Julio

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Born in Hollywood and raised

in the urban sprawls of

Los Angeles, Julio’s artistic

aesthetic was shaped early

on by the platinum light

and expansive concrete horizons of

southern California. Often depicting

lone figures within the context of

a landscape, Reyes’ chooses his

subjects carefully.

His works focus on intimate dramas,

revealing brief moments of unnoticed

grandeur, tender souls grappling with

the pressures of modern life. These

sensitive portrayals are the result

of careful observation along with

intimate knowledge of his subjects,

and are executed with finesse and

virtuosity. His landscapes and still

lives are imbued with implied narrative

and hidden meaning, and a highly

personal symbolic language born of

the artist’s experience growing up in

the Western United States, as the son

of immigrant parents. “I have always

been moved by the human capacity

to love, dream, and persevere, with

great courage and sincerity, in spite

of what can seem like a vast and

un-sympathetic Nature.” Says Julio

At the age of 28, Julio won Best in

Show, in the 2010 ARC Annual

Salon Competition, the Art

Renewal Center’s top honor.

In 2011, Reyes had his

debut solo exhibition at

Arcadia Contemporary

in New York City.

The following

year he won the

prestigious William

F. Draper Grand

Prize at the Portrait

Society of America’s

2012 Annual Portrait

Competition, making

him one of only two artists to have

won the highest honor at both major

American art competitions. “The most

meaningful sources of inspiration in

my art are the people, places, and

things I know best” says Julio.

Julio earned his BFA in Painting,

Drawing and Sculpture at the Laguna

“The most meaningful

sources of inspiration

in my art are the

people, places, and

things I know best”

says Julio

College of Art and Design in 2005.

His work has been featured in dozens

of books and magazines, exhibited in

multiple countries and museums, is

collected all over the world, and has

been awarded the highest accolades

given by the Portrait Society of

America, the Art Renewal Center,

the California Art Club, and more.

He recently relocated to Texas with

artist and wife Candice Bohannon,

where they welcomed into the

world their 2 boys, and a

3rd on the way. He teaches

workshops and paints full

time. He is represented by

Arcadia Contemporary, NY.

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ART NEWS

Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates

its fifth anniversary with new cultural

exhibits.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is

set to celebrate its 5th

anniversary this November

with three new exhibits

as part of its 2022 - 2023

cultural season.

This anniversary involves the

region’s first-ever Impressionist

exhibition, Impressionism: Pathway

to Modernity, and artwork of

selected artists for the Richard Mille

Art Prize in November. In January

2023, the museum will feature a

Bollywood Superstars exhibition.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi seeks

to celebrate the stories of culture,

explore connections and find

commonalities between international

visitors through art that transcends

the boundaries of cultures,

geographies, and time.

The Impressionist exhibition,

Impressionism: Pathway to

Modernity will run from the 12th

of October, 2022, to the 5th of

February, 2023. This exhibition

explores the key moments

of this artistic movement that

began in Paris in the 1860s and

how it revolutionized the way of

perceiving and painting the world.

This exhibition is curated by

Sylvie Patry, the chief curator and

deputy director for collections and

curatorial affairs at Musée d’Orsay,

and Stéphane Guégan, scientific

advisor to the president of Musée

d’Orsay et Musée de l’Orangerie.

This partnership brings together 100

Impressionist masterpieces under

one roof to explore a sprawling

period that spans from the mid-

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The Louvre Abu

Dhabi seeks to

celebrate the stories

of culture, explore

connections and

find commonalities

between international

visitors through art

that transcends the

boundaries of cultures,

geographies,

and time.

1850s to the end of the 19th century,

with an emphasis on how artists

saw the birth of a new world with

changes in society and economy.

During the museum’s fifth

anniversary celebrations, the Louvre

Abu Dhabi and Swiss watchmaking

brand Richard Mille will hold the

second edition of the Louvre Abu

Dhabi Art Here 2022 exhibition and

the Richard Mille Art Prize from

November 2022 to February 2023.

Art Here 2022’s entries are asked

to examine the concept of the icon

percolates within contemporary

art practices and to inform on new

artistic perspectives. The theme

is to understand the distinction

between an icon, which is an

object, an image, or a symbol, and

what it means to be iconic. Artists

participating are encouraged to use

icons to reignite the effect known as

iconic.

This year, the exhibition will

welcome entries from contemporary

artists based in the United Arab

Emirates and across the Gulf

Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia,

Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates,

Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman), both

citizens and residents. The selected

artists’ work will be showcased

at the museum’s Forum. This

space dedicated to celebrating

contemporary art will be curated by

Reem Fadda, director of the Cultural

Foundation.

Overall, this collaboration is a

meaningful platform for artists in the

region and serves to expand the

already fascinating display at the

Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Now, on to the Bollywood

Superstars exhibition that will

open on the 25tth of January

2023, and run until the 4th of June,

2023. The exhibition is curated in

partnership with Musée du quai

Branly – Jacques Chirac and

France Muséums, and co-curated

by Julien Rousseau, curator of

the Asian Collection at Musée du

quai Branly – Jacques Chirac with

Hélène Kessous, anthropologist and

specialist of South Asian cinema.

The exhibition will explore and

present the cultural richness of

the Indian subcontinent’s art and

diverse society through its longstanding

tradition of filmmaking.

India produces over 1,500 films

exported through Asia, Africa,

and the Middle East in 20 different

languages. The exhibition that

will run for six months explores

the history of Indian cinema from

its humble beginnings in the late

19th century to the present. The

exhibition explores the history of

Indian cinema from its birth in the

late 19th century to the present.

Finally, coming to the final

event on the docket as the

Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates

its fifth anniversary, it will host a

month-long festival with a packed

cultural programming calendar.

The festival will complement the

ongoing programs on the latest

additions, exhibitions and feature

talks, concerts, performances,

film screenings, workshops,

and more. The highlight of this

grandiose celebration will be

a dance performance inspired

by Impressionism: Pathways to

Modernity, and an immersive theater

experience based on the Bollywood

Superstars exhibition.

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for

Tomato Art Fest

The Tomato Art Fest is a

2-day event that includes

Parade, Art Show,

Entertainment, Merch and

much more. Each year the

festival aims to unveil a

commemorative enamel pin

inspired by the official art of

the year.

Date: From August 12 till

August 13

Location: Nashville,

United States

Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye is a neoconceptual

artist currently his

artworks that divert art-historical

styles and motifs to sublimate

trivial yet rather unconventional

objects are on display. Wim

Delvoye’s works have been on

display at Documenta IX and

the 1999 Venice Biennial earlier.

Date: till September 15

Location: Leila Heller Gallery,

Alserkal Avenue

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Art Beyond Boundaries

Art Beyond Boundaries by Artoze is one of the largest virtual

exhibitions of its kind. The exhibition aims to showcase some

of the best works by creative individuals across the globe.

Being one of the highest viewed online galleries Artoze

will honor every participant with an internally acclaimed

certificate of participation. The virtual gallery will showcase

the selected works for an endless period.

Date: From 31st July 2022

Location: Virtual Exhibition

Digital

Extravaganza

A new media wonderland where everything

is possible. Witness miracles appear when

art, creative thinking and technologies come

together. In this exhibition, digital media stars

from around the globe reflect upon what's to

come next in the new reality that traverses

alternate dimensions.

Date: Till 31st of August

Location: Souk Madinath Jumeirah,

ToDa, Dubai

In the footsteps

of Cai Lun II

In the Footsteps of Cai

Lun II: Selected Works on

Paper assembles a group of

painters and artists who have

used drawing and printmaking

as primary media. The exhibition

features Tammam Azzam, Nihad

Al-Turk, Mohammad Bozorgi,

Thaier Helal, Samia Halaby,

Athier Mousawi, and Faisal

Samra.

Date: Till September 5

Location: Ayyam Gallery, Dubai

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ART FACTS

Henri

Matisse’s Red

Studio was originally

themed in the color pink,

the artist overpainted several

fields with Venetian red

color after an extended

period of completing

the painting.

Victor Varsarely

created the world’s

first OP Art artwork in the

1930s. There are currently

three museums in the

world dedicated to his

famous works.

Artist Eugene

Delacroix’s most

famous artwork was

removed from public display

in 1832 and put back in 1848

at the Louvre Museum

where it remains housed

till date

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Paolo

Veronese one

of the greatest

Mannerist Masters in

history is known to have

created the largest

canvas painting of the

16th century.

ART FACTS

Famous

Spanish Painter

Diego Velaquez’s

teacher early on became

his father-in-law. Seven

years after training under

Fransisco, Diego married

his daughter at the

age of 18.

The Musée Rodin

is one of the most

popular tourist attractions in

Paris. That’s quite remarkable

because the city is full of

amazing museums, yet, over

700,000 people want to

admire Rodin’s sculptures

every year.

The most

stunning feature

of Ely Cathedral was

constructed after a disaster,

details of which remain unclear

to date. Because of this

catastrophe, the stunning

central octagonal tower

was constructed.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Peace through

war. The red colour

signifies the blood

while white colour

depicts the peace.

Arnab Barua

“Olive-backed

Sunbird”

Abdul Rahman

Sallehudin

Corals comes

form my passion

for coral reefs

and the sea.

Baldini Benedetto

Title: Lights Over Dark

(During night, viewers

can see some glow

from this painting)

Medium: Acrylic on

Canvas.

Fathima Aafreen

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In Meditative State,...

thinking,...planning,...

Carlos Macías-Graue

I call it time to reflect.

All the colours for

me indicates all the

things we do and all

circumstances and

it's the time we spend

with ourselves when

we appreciate and feel

thankful and content

with all.

Bindu Roy

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

Adaira Palithanwala

Grade 10

Dubai Gem Private

School

Arjun Singh

Grade 10

Dubai Gem Private

School

Ananya Vedavyasa

Grade 9

Dubai Gem Private

School

Azza Al Suwaidi

Grade 13

Al Salam

Community School

Darren Luis Alvares

Grade 6

Dubai Gem Private

School

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Amal Mirajkar

Grade 12

Gems our own English

High School

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PICTURE STORY

PHOTO BY ZIAD AL HALABI ON UNSPLASH

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The

Designer's

Corner

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Guggenheim

Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of

modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-

American architect Frank Gehry, and located

in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.

This museum was inaugurated on 18 October 1997

by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, with an exhibition of

250 contemporary works of art.

When the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened to

the public in 1997, it was immediately hailed as one

of the world's most spectacular buildings in the style

of Deconstructivism

The museum building was most frequently named

as one of the most important works completed since

1980 in the 2010 World Architecture Survey among

architecture experts.

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Palau de les

Arts Reina Sofía

Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is the last

major structure built of a grand City of Arts and

Sciences concept designed by the Valencia-born and

internationally known architect Santiago Calatrava.

The building rises 14 stories above ground and

includes three stories below ground. Its height is 75

meters (246 ft), being the tallest opera house in the

world.

The building was constructed by a joint venture

of Dragados and Necso and It was opened officially

on 8 October 2005 by Queen Sofía of Spain.

Under the metallic, expansive curved-roof structure,

the building contains four auditoriums: The Sala

Principal, The Auditorium Aula Magistral, and Martí i

Soler Theatre

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JEWELLERY

Cartier

This delicate collection

exudes elegance and

refined simplicity.

Clean lines of paved

diamonds create a look

of timeless radiance - a

pure, feminine style. The

Entincelle De Cartier

ring has 52 brilliant-cut

diamonds totaling 0.81

carat.

www.cartier.com

Bulgari

The Jubilee Emarald Garden Tiara by

Bulgari is as unique as the legendary

Queen Elizabeth II for whom this piece

is dedicated. The tiara includes exquisite

combination of exceptional color and

weight. An intense color of green is

portrayed with excellent transparency.

www.bulgari.com

Tiffany

Unique to the Tiffany HardWear

collection, these highly polished links

are utilitarian in spirit. Inspired by the

bold architecture and edge of New

York City, Tiffany HardWear combines

gauge links and industrial shapes in

striking silhouettes.

www.tiffany.com

Piaget

Piaget Sunlight rose gold diamond chain

earrings. Feminine and playful, our rose gold

diamond earrings are a celebration of endless

days enjoying the irresistible glow of the sun.

Two gold chains cascading from a single

diamond stud hold a half sun in rose gold.

www.piaget.com

Chopard

The rose in the button hole

brooch with mobile petals

is a tribute to a movie great.

Straight out of Charlie

Chaplin's black and white

masterpieces, this black

and white diamond rose is a

sign of singular elegance on

men and women alike and a

testimony of love.

www.chopard.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

To celebrate the beauty of wildflowers, Van Cleef &

Arpels has created the lively and elegant Folie des

Pré High Jewelry collection. Adorned with round and

pear-shaped gemstones, it reproduces the diversity and

harmony of nature.

www.vancleefarpels.com

Bulgari

Reminiscent of a stylized flower

delicately framing the neck, the

magnificent necklace blooms with its

enchanting five-petalled design. The

focal point of this necklace is a 35.45-ct

cornflower cushion-cut sapphire,

amplifying the precious diamond.

www.bulgari.com

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JEWELLERY

Cartier

Chopard

Long associated with the most intense emotions

due to their deep red colour, today rubies are

regarded as one of the most romantic gifts, equated

with vows of eternal love. Their radiance now joins

the Precious Lace diamond jewellery collection,

combining diamonds and ethical rose gold.

www.chopard.com

Take a close look at a butterfly wing of

the Apatura necklace and let yourself be

dazzled by the beauty of its shades, and

imagine an embellishment that would

reflect its iridescent beauty. This necklace

was born from the observation of the

infinitely small.

www.cartier.com

Piaget

Possession green malachite and

rose gold pendant with a diamond.

Essential companion to the dynamic

and empowered woman, the iconic

Possession ring becomes a

precious rose gold pendant

wrapped around a

colourful

ornamental stone.

www.piaget.com

Tiffany

A delicate 18k yellow gold chain combined with two interlocking

circles defines this modern pendant. The sleek knife edge profile

of this design, a code of the house since the introduction of

the Tiffany setting engagement ring in 1886 and is pushed to a

magnified scale for bold visual impact.

www.tiffany.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

For the first time on an entire collection,

Van Cleef & Arpels opted to combine

each of the gems with the Mystery Set:

one of the most complex signature

techniques mastered by the Maison

Place Vendôme Workshops.

www.vancleefarpels.com

Boucheron

This intensely sober jewel features all the signatures

codes of the Quatre Collection in an unbending circle

of contemporary outlines. Its four strongly structured

lines of yellow gold, pink gold, graphic brown PVD,

and gleaming diamonds ask only to tinkle against a

profusion of bracelets.

www.boucheron.com

Boucheron

Contrasting yellow gold and malachite

enhance the femininity of this triplemotif

Serpent Bohème ring. It is said to

have protective virtues.

www.boucheron.com

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Montblanc

The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date is the

first-ever sports diving watch for Montblanc. This

watch features a glacier pattern dial that gives the

impression of looking into the depths of a glacier.

This green glacial pattern dial is inspired by the Mer

de Glace - Sea of Ice.

www.montblanc.com

Hublot

The Sang Bleu II Green Ceramic under Hublot’s

Big Bang collection is designed with a material that

complements the design. The ceramic is designed to

protect the mechanism and stand the test of time with a

base of zirconium sintered at a very high temperature.

www.hublot.com

Patek Phillipe

Rolex

The GMT Master II – Chasing new

horizons by Rolex is an echo of the

1955 edition which accompanied

the advent of commercial flight.

The Cerachrom bezel insert

combines green and black in an

original color pairing reserved for

this watch.

www.rolex.com

The very embodiment

of modern sporty-chic,

the men’s white gold

“Jumbo” Aquanaut

(42,2 mm) reasserts its

young, dynamic style

in a new khaki green

design. This audacious

choice of color evokes a

sense of adventure and

far horizons.

www.patek.com

Audemars Piguet

The Royal Oak Selfwinding

Chronograph is offered in a

new vivid colourway, pairing an

18-carat yellow gold case with a

green dial. The dial is enhanced

with a “Grande Tapisserie”

pattern complemented with

three snailed counters.

www.audemarspiguet.com

Omega

The OMEGA De Ville Prestige collection has

attracted a large and loyal following with its classic,

elegant design. These timepieces are characterised

by pure styling with timeless luxury finishes. This

model features a white silvery dial with a silk-like

pattern and an opaline finish.

www.omegawatches.com

Bulgari

A masterpiece that brings together the marvel of

sound with the preciousness of gemstones, the

Octo Roma Grande Sonnerie watch in 18 kt white

gold with a green alligator bracelet magnificently

fuses Haute Horlogerie with High Jewellery.

www.bulgari.com

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Rolex

The date just 36 by Rolex

has an Olive – Green

dial with a distinctive

face, this feature has

given the watch a unique

identity. Characterized by

hour markers fashioned

from gold to prevent

tarnishing, the Rolex

dial is designed and

manufactured in-house,

largely by hand to ensure

perfection.

www.rolex.com

Hublot

Hublot’s Classic Fusion with Titanium

Green, The Art of Fusion is expressed

right through to the heart of the movement.

Simple watches with innovative watch

making concepts and unique yet classic

design is portrayed under this collection

www.hublot.com

WATCHES IN FOCUS

Patek Phillipe

The Reference 5930 self-winding World Time flyback

chronograph is available in a new version combining

the brilliance of platinum with a green dial and strap. A

combination of classicism and boldness that reinforces

the personality of this cult model.

www.patek.com

Montblanc

The Montblanc Summit 3 is a smart piece of

luxury for your wrist. The beautiful design of this

smartwatch embodies the Maison’s heritage of fine

Swiss watchmaking and its experience with highend

materials.

www.montblanc.com

Audemars Piguet

The new Royal Oak Offshore Diver is powered by a new

movement, Calibre 4308, these models are fit for the wildest

adventures in and out of the water. they bring together highly

contemporary sporty aesthetics and age-old hand decorations

embellishing the case and movement components.

www.audemarspiguet.com

Omega

The slim 36 mm case of Omega De Ville is

crafted in 18K Moonshine gold and features

38 full-cut diamonds, which curve elegantly

along each side. The domed malachite

dial includes applied and domed Roman

numerals and diamond-polished hands.

www.omegawatches.com

Bulgari

Gleaming with the refined sheen of

its materials, the Serpenti Seduttori

watch makes time even more precious.

Reimagining Bvlgari’s indisputably

seductive icon with a striking new design,

the timepiece boasts the iconic drop shaped

watch head.

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Louis Vuitton

Made from quilted

calfskin embroidered

with the Monogram

motif, the Alma BB

handbag is the direct

descendant of the Art

Deco original from the

1930s.

www.louisvuitton.com

Jimmy Choo

The Olesia pumps reveal

Jimmy Choo’s distinctive

attitude. Italian-crafted in

black nappa, gold chains

take centre stage, while

slim straps and a pointed

toe offer a modern touch.

www.jimmychoo.com

Valentino

The Crepe Couture dress

with feather embroidery is

an embodiment of elegance

and confidence in the same

material that can be styled in

both day and night.

www.valentino.com

Gucci

A special collection of pieces inspired by

the vibrancy of world-renowned resort

destinations presents a straw effect tote bag

individualized with colors, and personalized

details representing each location.

www.gucci.com

Dior

Bois d'Argent, the

iconic fragrance

from La Collection

Privée Christian

Dior, is housed for

the Dioriviera limited

edition in a case

adorned with the

bayadere motif.

www.dior.com

Gucci

This collection inspired by the

vibrancy of world-renowned

resort destinations presents

playful eyewear silhouettes. The

sunglasses instill each style with a

warm-weather feel.

www.gucci.com

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YSL

The Cowl back dress in lurex jersey is a long

sleeved mini dress made with viscose from certified

sustainably managed forests featuring a cowl back

and all over gathers.

www.ysl.com

FASHION & LIFESTYLE

YSL

The SL 563 is a half-rim elongated cat-eye acetate frame with

Nylon lenses. Pair up these amazing shades on a summery

noon or night-out to give your outfit a boost.

www.ysl.com

Christian Louboutin

The Hot Chick Sling is a new Maison Christian Louboutin

design featuring a bold cut enhanced with a pointed toe and

an ankle strap with V-shaped notches

www.christianlouboutin.com

Gucci

Set to become a modern declaration of passion,

Gucci reinterprets the classic Gucci Guilty Pour

Homme and Pour Femme fragrances, elevating both

scents and packaging to higher levels of intensity.

www.gucci.com

Versace

Crafted in Italy from premium leather, La Medusa

bags add a very Versace stamp to an outfit. From

roomy handbags to classic shoulder styles and

contemporary camera bags.

www.versace.com

Hermes

Cap in cotton twill with braid detail in "Astrologie

Nouvelle" printed silk twill on the bridge. Lining

in silk and cotton with "H passant" motif. Polished

palladium plated Clou de Selle detail on each side.

www.hermes.com

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BRAND LOGOS

DELLOITE

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is an

international professional services network headquartered in London, United

Kingdom. Deloitte is the largest professional services network by revenue and

number of professionals in the world and is considered one of the Big Four

accounting firms along with EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The firm was founded by William Welch Deloitte in London in 1845 and

expanded into the United States in 1890. It merged with Haskins & Sells to form

Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1972 and with Touche Ross in the US to form Deloitte

& Touche in 1989. In 1993, the international firm was renamed Deloitte Touche

Tohmatsu, later abbreviated to Deloitte. In 2002, Arthur Andersen's practice in

the UK as well as several of that firm's practices in Europe and North and South

America agreed to merge with Deloitte.

Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax,

and legal services with approximately 334,800 professionals globally.

In FY 2021, the network earned revenues of US$50.2 billion in aggregate. As of

2020, Deloitte is the third-largest privately-owned company in the United States,

according to Forbes. The firm has sponsored a number of activities and events

including the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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