• Artist : Maryse Casol
• Sennelier Oil on Cotton Canvas
• Canvas : Bambino Gianfrancesco
• 30" x 30" - 76 cm x 76 cm
• Signed Casol at the bottom right
• Made in Canada
• Studio photo of the artwork : Daniel Charpentier
Make your home or office legendary, buy now your Maryse Casol painting Passion Immortelle!
Painted by Maryse Casol in 2005, using Sennelier oil made in Paris, France at 3 Quai Voltaire facing the Louvre (painting of choice by the greatest artists since 1887, such as Degas, Cézanne and Picasso) , on a custom cotton canvas, mounted on a frame in linden wood made by Bambino Gianfrancesco, owner of Les Cadres et Moulures Majestic, one of the best Italian artisans in the world.
Graduate from the Istituto Tecnico Settore Tecnologico school in Campobasso, Mr. Bambino was also a Track and Field Champion in Europe in the 1960s before coming to Canada!
From the February 13-15, 2006, in the modern and dynamic environment of the HEC Montreal business school, Maryse Casol presented 4 paintings of her latest collection : Parfum Vénitien, Jardin Secret, Passion Immortelle and Instant de Méditation. The Lumières Méditerranéennes exhibition being held during Valentine’s day, we were happy to hear that the passion of Maryse Casol was an inspiration for the love of our guests! Thank you everyone for your presence!
2005 was a great year! After launching her art career in the fall of 2004, with an exhibition in Côte des Neiges in Montreal, Canada, in a building owned by patron Sam Benatar of the Sidev real estate company, Maryse Casol continued producing and showing amazing paintings with vivid colours inspired from her voyages including: Cerisiers en Fleurs, Parfum de Toscane, Vallée de Baho, Parfum Vénitien, Essence d'Iris, Géranium de Murano, Tendresse, Jardin Secret, Instant de Méditation, Passion Immortelle, Mirroir Fleuri, and Passion, Transcendance, Espoir. Why was 2005 great to you?!
Passion Immortelle is imbued with chromatic musicalities, forms and rhythms reflecting sensitivity, beauty and femininity, values expressed by the symbolism of its compositional elements.
The vase, by its shape, the grace of its curves and its function as a receptacle, is a feminine symbol containing the elixir of life.
Flowers represent beauty, aesthetics, vitality, fertility, purity, spirituality and elevation.
The fruit is the symbol of fertility, abundance and immortality. It is related to the world egg, or cosmic egg, symbol of the origins of the world. In literature, many fruits have taken on a symbolic meaning. The apple, for example, expresses openness to knowledge. During Antiquity, the lemon and the lemon blossom were used for wedding feasts. Indeed, the lemon tree, which can sometimes flower throughout the year, symbolizes perfect union and eternal love. In Passion Immortelle, the lemon in purple red is a symbol of longevity, purification, clarity and elevation of consciousness through its alkaline and purifying powers.
All origins are sacred, so are the fruits of creation!
Red is the colour of passion and the principle of life. Bright red is the image of ardour and beauty, while dark red represents the mystery of life. In Passion Immortelle, the vermilion red expresses my exaltation for life, love and the act of painting, while the dark red cadmium translates the mysterious beauty of woman and the life which she gives.
The orange, composed of yellow and red, symbolizes vitality, fertility, and sensuality, but also any form of psychic energy (according to Jung).
Purple and blue-violet are the symbol of temperance and wisdom. The red-violet meanwhile, reflects the passion that elevates the being towards harmony, inner peace and happiness.
The blue symbolizes knowledge and dreams, and as a result, my passion for knowledge and escape through dreams. Blue is the most immaterial of colours. It is the way to the infinite where the real turns into the imaginary. According to Kandinsky, it attracts us to infinity and awakens in us the desire for purity and a thirst for the supernatural. We therefore understand its important metaphysical significance.
Green symbolizes the regeneration and awakening of life. It is the colour of hope, strength, longevity and immortality.
Yellow is the warmest of colours. It symbolizes sacredness, the golden light, and eternity.
Grey is the symbol of mystery and elevation, but also the rebirth of an idea or an emotion. In the artwork, it energizes the colours to enrich them with their greatest intensity. Thanks to grey, the emotional power of the surrounding colours is intensified, magnifying the explosive beauty of emotions! Here in Passion Immortelle, grey represents the mystery of life, love and rebirth through the power of the feeling of love.
In classical-modern art, the artwork is subject to a composition-rhetoric. There are several forms of compositions, the main ones being 1) the horizontal, 2) the classic diagonal, 3) the frontal diagonal, 4) the pyramidal, 5) the vertical, 6) the narrative, 7) the horizontal narrative, 8) the narrative horizontal and 9) the frontal horizontal, each carrying a deep iconographic sense.
The composition of the artwork shown here, Passion Immortelle, is a frontal horizontal, made in post-Fauvism.
In a frontal horizontal composition, the protagonist element is placed at the edge of the composition, preceded by a minimal spatial entry. The elements are positioned vertically, but expand horizontally. When you want to express something of importance, you use the horizontal frontal. In this case : the symbol of femininity, vitality, sensitivity and spiritual transcendence which are preponderant.
Fauvism is an art movement whose evolution spread out only from 1903 to 1910, but which is the substrate of modern art. The word "fauve" is used for the first time by the art critic Louis Vauxcelles, during the Salon d'Automne of 1905 at the Grand Palais in Paris, who exclaimed: "Donatello among the wild beasts!" (with reference to the 2 sculptures in marble by Albert Marque in Renaissance style, standing among these Fauvist paintings), seeing the works of the painters, in pure and vivid colours on exhibition by Henri Matisse, André Derain, Albert Marquet, Maurice de Vlaminck, Kees Van Dongen, Charles Camoin and Jean Puy.
Fauvism expresses the sense of looking at oneself : ontos. (ref. definition of onto: Element, from the Greek ôn, ontos "being". Colour translates into a search for oneself. It is ontocolorism.
Fauvism art deconstructs nature to mould it according to the individuality of the painter. It is symbolized and exalted by colours. The space is combined by the chromatic exaltation and the eradication of perspective.
The eradication of perspective by raising the horizon line in the work is a way of expressing the present time (presentism). The truncation of some elements is a very important parameter, allowing to express the kinetics-temporal (movement in time), and kinetics-light effects (movement of light which becomes the subject). Hence, in the Maryse Casol painting Passion Immortelle, the combination of movement, time and light, is the principal subject of the work.
The expressive power is created by the purification of the flat shapes, the exuberance of colour, and the simplicity of large deconstructed spaces.