Museo Soumaya

The Museo Soumaya is a private museum in Mexico City and a non-profit cultural institution with two museum buildings in Mexico City - Plaza Carso and Plaza Loreto. It has over 66,000 works from 30 centuries of art including sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, 19th- and 20th-century Mexican art and an extensive repertoire of works by European old masters and masters of modern western art such as Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dalí, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Tintoretto, it is called one of the most complete collections of its kind. The museum is named after Soumaya Domit, who died in 1999, was the wife of the founder of the museum Carlos Slim; the museum received an attendance of 1,095,000 in 2013, making it the most visited art museum in Mexico and the 56th in the world that year. In October 2015, the museum welcomed its five millionth visitor; the museum was designed by Fernando Romero's fr · ee. The Museo Soumaya has a collection of over 66,000 pieces of art; the majority of the art consists of European works from the 15th to the 20th centuries.

It holds Mexican art, religious relics, historical documents and coins. The museum contains the world's largest collection of colonial era coins; the museum holds the largest collection of casts of sculptures by Auguste Rodin outside France, the world's largest private collection of his art. Slim owns a total of 380 works of art by Rodin, his late wife, whom he credits with teaching him much of what he knows about art, was an admirer of Rodin's work. In addition to Rodin, some notable European artists whose work is displayed include Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, the circle of Leonardo da Vinci, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joan Miró, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, El Greco, Camille Claudel, Tintoretto; the most valuable work of art in the collection is believed to be a version of Madonna of the Yarnwinder by a member of the circle of Leonardo da Vinci. Another version of the same painting has been valued at over £30 Million. Several Mexican artists are featured, including Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo.

The director of the museum has claimed that the total worth of the art it holds is over $700 million. The museum's director, Alfonso Miranda, has described its approach as "not a copy of the Occident; the museum notably includes some types of European art that have not been permanently displayed in Latin America in the past. The museum collection includes many of the most well known European artists from the 15th to 20th centuries, in particular a large collection of sculptures by Rodin and Salvador Dali. Carlos Slim bought a large number of sculptures by Rodin in the 1980s and the value of many of these pieces has soared since. With a collection of over 100 Rodin works, some critics have claimed that Slim " more of a bargain hunter than an aesthete". The original building of the Museo Soumaya, opened in 1994, is in the Plaza Loreto of San Ángel in the southern part of Mexico City; the new building in Plaza Carso in the Nuevo Polanco district was designed by the Mexican architect Fernando Romero and opened in 2011.

The building is named after Lebanese-Mexican Soumaya Domit Gemayel, the late wife of Lebanese-Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helo. Her relatives are the important political family Gemayel in Lebanon and is a cousin of the former President's Bashir and Amine Gemayel. Built near the Magdalena river the museum's first building is on what was part of the encomienda of the conquistador Hernán Cortés in the 15th century, his son Martín Cortés installed a wheat watermill on the site which in the 19th century was converted to a paper mill. In 1905 a fire broke out in the facility and as a result, on 13 October 1905, its owners sold to Alberto Lenz. In 1906 Lenz converted the mill to a factory named Fábrica de Papel de Loreto y Peña Pobre after which the current plaza is named. In the 1980s, another fire destroyed most of the facilities and operations were transferred to the state of Tlaxcala; this led to the Grupo Carso undertaking an urban conversion of the ruins to turn it into what is now the site of the museum - founded in 1994.

In 1996 the museum received heritage recognition from ICOMOS. The museum building featured four distinct rooms each of which had a specific theme: European & Mexican landscape. In 2014, on the occasion of its 19th anniversary, it hosted the exhibition European Landscapes, showing 50 works by Pierre-Antoine Demachy, Klaes Molenaer and Joost Carhelisz. 24 of these were new acquisitions. In 2011 the main collection moved to a new 16,000-square-metre building, constructed in the north of the city in Plaza Carso; the building is a 46-metre-high six-story building covered by 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles. The aluminium used in the project was supplied by a company, owned by Carlos Slim; the new building was designed by the Mexican architect Fernando Romero, married to a daughter of Carlos Slim, engineered with Ove Arup and Frank Gehry, cost $70 million to build. The museum has a narrow entrance; the top floor of the building is opened. In addition to the art galleries, the new building contains a library, a 350-seat auditorium.

Each of the six floors of the museum are distinctly shaped. The weight of the building is held by an exoskeleton of 28 vertical curved steel columns and seven beams encircling the structure built by a Slim-owned company that manufactures offshore oil rigs. In addition, the roof is kept stable through its suspension from a cantilever; the floors are made of high quality marble, imported from Greece. T

List of Hollyoaks characters (2003)

The following is a list of minor characters that first appeared in the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in 2003, by order of first appearance. Robert "Robbie" Flynn was a cheeky student, stubborn, hot-headed and set in his ways. Robbie preferred to have his own space and found the prospect of sharing a room in his halls of residence distinctly unappetising after a mistake by the admin, had him sharing a room with Joe Spencer; the two battled with each other hoping to get the other one to move out, this lasted a while as the two kept on winding each other up and getting back at one another, but they decided to give up the war and become friends. Robbie found some love interest. According to Joe, Robbie moved to Ibiza to become a Holiday rep. Chris O'Brien is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Neil Hardy, he first appeared in the village when he was sent there by his parents to attend Hollyoaks community college. He was meant to live with his cousin Sam "O.

B." O'Brien but spent his time sleeping rough or staying up all night partying. Chris only attended college for a few weeks, although enrolled full-time under the strict instructions of his parents, he decided he wouldn't return after causing a small fire in the art department, he continued to lie to his parents though by telling them his studies were going well, he was settling in well to full-time education. With no money he took a part-time job at a local builder's merchant, but quit after only 4 hours. Instead, he found stealing easier but was caught shoplifting bread at the Drive ‘n’ Buy which resulted in a night in the police cells; this arrest caused his parent to be informed, after learning he had quit college months ago, they travelled to Chester to take him home where they could keep an eye on him. Chris returned to the village for a short time in January 2007. Dale Jackson is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, played by Laila Rouass, she appeared throughout 2003.

Upon Rouass's casting the Liverpool Echo said "if tv bosses are looking for a replacement for Cilla - Hollyoaks newest recruit may be the answer" and described her as a "new soap siren". She was described as "feisty" and her entrances was said to "ruffle a few feathers". Dale has been described as having a "no-nonsense attitude". Rouass commented on the casting saying "Dale is a real go-getter independent and career-minded she doesn't take any nonsense. I've settled into the `family' now. It's been a change from my past experience, but Dale is a strong character and the role has given me something to get my teeth into". Rouass started filming in December 2002; the character has been described as "mysterious". Rouass beat seventy other auditionees for the part which she said "was unbelievable" and added that she didn't "know how I got it". Rouass added that she was "loving every minute of it". Dale Jackson arrives in Hollyoaks village to investigate series of murders. Colleague Will Davies allows Dale to move in with him and his son and daughter Abby.

Abby begins to see Dale as a mother figure but Ben is dubious about him living together. She is caught by Will. Ben tries to apologise. Dale tells Will she has feelings for him and the pair begin to date, despite Ben's warnings. Ben was furious at his father's actions and accuses Dale of using him, leading Will to throw Ben out of his own house. Will and Ben make up, but Dale leaves after being sacked by the commissioner; the Daily Mirror commented positively on Rouass's performance saying it was "sizzling" and had "set the screen alight". The Liverpool Echo commented positively on her "will they, won't they" storyline with Will labelling it a "far more pressing puzzle to be solved" than the serial killer storyline. Elizabeth Burton is played by Andrée Bernard and first appeared on 10 October 2003, she single mother of three teenagers Mel and Justin, Liz spent most of her life trying to maintain the peace between her offspring, after their father committed suicide. She had a difficult relationship with her stepdaughter Darlene, made worse when Darlene found out that her brother Ali had stabbed school bully Stephen "Macki" Mackintosh to death, but told the police that she suspected Liz's son Justin of being the killer.

Darlene changed her testimony in court, which contributed towards Justin being acquitted of killing Macki and Liz was grateful to Darlene for this. After Justin returned home, Liz chucked Richard out for having an affair with a colleague but said Darlene could stay with them. Liz had decided that her family should move away from Hollyoaks to Colchester. However, all of her children were unwilling to move with her and she left Hollyoaks, without Mel and Justin

Chucrallah Fattouh

Chucrallah Fattouh is a Lebanese painter. He was born in Monsef, graduated from the National Institute of the Lebanese University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 1983. Fattouh made his first painting aged 12, his first paintings that sold were portraits of his mother. After graduating from the Lebanese University, he began a prolific career as a painter. Galerie Chahine Galerie Tabbal, Beirut Galerie Portfolio, Kaslik Galerie Bekhazi, Beirut Rizk Plaza, Broumana Galerie Station des Arts, Beirut Museum Sursock, Beirut Chambre de Commerce et de l’Industrie, Beirut Citadelle de Tripoli Artuel, Beirut Park Hotel, Chtaura Galerie Graffiti, Chtaura La Fiad, Beirut Open-Air Exhibition, Byblos Galerie Piazza Del Bambino, Byblos Galerie Bronté, Beirut Galerie du Palais Municipal, Jounieh Hotel Saint-Georges, Beirut Galerie Opus, Cyprus Peter’s Gallery, Cyprus Palais de l’ UNESCO, France. Royal Jordan Center, Jordan Palais Drouot, France Gloria Gallery, Cyprus Galerie Philippides, Cyprus Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE City Art Gallery, Sweden Chateau de Boutheon, France Carthage, Tunisia Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE Sheraton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE Palais Drouot, UNESCO, France Chateau de Boutheon, France Grand Central Art Center, California, USA Deco Fair, Jeddah, KSA Official website - biography