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What’s watercolour?

January 21 - 28 , 2020
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Watercolour, also known as aquarelle in French, is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. It refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork. Watercolours are usually translucent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a pure form with few types of filler obscuring the pigment colours. In the past in East Asia, watercolour painting with inks was referred to as brush painting or scroll painting. In Chinese, Korean and Japanese painting it was the dominant medium, often in monochrome black or browns, often using ink-stick or other pigments. India, Ethiopia and other countries have long watercolour painting traditions as well. American artists in the early 19th century seemed to regard it primarily as a sketching tool in preparation for the finished work in oil or engraving. It also played a major role in the Renaissance era.





The wonders of watercolour

January 21 - 28 , 2020
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Artist Anil Kumar aims to help aspiring painters in the kingdom pick up the water-based medium through his book Wisdom of Watercolour.





Bahrain’s pride

January 21 - 28 , 2020
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Two students from Bahrain, Tamara Himani and Josie Dodson, have achieved the highest GCSE scores in the world, showcasing the kingdom’s commitment to academic excellence.





Best paws forward

January 21 - 28 , 2020
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Pet Arabia’s groomers recently received a brush up on their special skills and were taught the top haircut and styling trends for 2020 by master groomer Gabriel Feitosa; proving yet again why they stay a cut above the rest in Bahrain’s grooming sector.





Stand-up to the Max

January 21 - 28 , 2020
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Nearly 500 comedy lovers flocked to Al Areen Palace and Spa to watch stand-up comedian Max Amini perform new and classic bits from his repertoire for a night of unforgettable laughs.