Helwi El Hayet’s episode 50

Hi all,

Our main guest was award winning jewelry designer Nada Ghazal showing off her new collection. Nada Ghazal refers to her collections and her work as nothing less than utter passion, and above all, true labor of love.

In 1994, and after gaining a degree in Advertising Design from the Lebanese American University, Nada traveled to Dubai, UAE to work for a multinational advertising agency.  Working in advertising gave Nada a canvas to express her artistic talents and a better understanding of creating and building brands.

After working for 10 years in advertising and winning multiple regional and international advertising awards, Nada knew that it was time for her to create her own brand. Whatever that was to be, she knew for sure that it had to be personal, authentic, and transcribe her emotions into something that was fascinating,distinctive and timeless. It would have to awake emotions in others, come from the heart and give her a sense of pleasure.

During our weekly segment, artist Maria Bou Habib introduces us to French painter Henri Matisse who was known to be Pablo Picasso’s nemesis. He was a French artist, known for his use of color and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.

Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. 

Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

Hope you enjoyed this very artistic episode!

See you tomorrow


Helwi El Hayet

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Helwi el-Hayet discusses your favorite topics every week day at 4:30 p.m. Beirut time. From fashion to psychology to books to art to nutrition to cooking and coaching (and much, much more), Helwi el-Hayet is here to shed light on the latest trends and to share with you reports, interviews and recipes from Lebanon and the region!
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