• Oil on canvas - Huile sur toile
• 30" x 36" - 76 cm x 92 cm
• Made in Canada
• Signed Casol on the bottom right
Maryse Casol has always been interested and serious by her studies. Already at the young age of 12, she asked her parents to send her to a boarding school in Libourne, France, previously a convent from the XVI century, to satisfy her intellectual hunger. They did not teach Latin and Greek in her village of Montguyon. "C'était très difficile, je quittais du lundi au vendredi, et retournais à la maison les samedis et dimanches seulement. Nous dormions dans un dortoir, et il fallait faire notre lit à la perfection comme dans l'armée. Sinon nous devions recommencer. Quand nous n'avions pas la bonne réponse en classe, les professeurs nous tapaient sur les doigts avec une règle! " : Maryse Casol.
Finally at the age of 16, she got her own small apartment in the city, paid by her parents to continue her studies. Maryse Casol graduated in 1977 from the University of Bordeaux in Literature & Philosophy, and then left to adventure in the Americas, in Montreal, Canada.
Even though Maryse was very busy with her family and work in Canada, she continued to study books by philosophers such as Aristotle, Epictetus, Maimonides and Spinoza. In 1998, after starting the study of the arts with Jewish professor Sam Aberg, Maryse Casol took on to study the Torah, which had a big influence on her art. Maryse Casol gave a copy in French of the Torah in 2005 to her son Mickaël Casol, which he read and studied as well for the next 5 years, each week discussing at the Mont-Royal while jogging with his friend, the real estate developer Mr. Sam Benatar. Your Casol painting Transcendance Philosophique, could be seen as a result, of all these studies.
"Quelqu'un peut avoir fait le tour du monde, mais si il ne se connait pas, il ne connait rien du tout! " : Maryse Casol.
The 2004 Collection
2004 was a great year! Maryse Casol, after completing her studies in arts in 2003 at l'Académie des Arts et Beaux-Arts de Varennes, publishing her first catalogue for $12,000, building a collection of over 30 paintings, and showing some of them at 3 exhibitions at the Novotel Hotel, Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel and the Mount Stephen Club, teamed up with her son Mickaël Casol, 1st year student at HEC Montreal, to organize a solo show near the University. The exhibition was a success, with all the community being present at the event, including friends and family, but also top business executives, lawyers, doctors, athletes, professors and the National TV. Why was 2004 great to you?
- Acquired by an entrepreneur, Montreal, Canada, May, 2007.
- Casol Gallery, Montreal, Canada.
- Sidev Building, Montreal, Canada, Fall 2004.
- Casol Gallery, 2004 until 2007.
- Oneplayer.com, Casol puzzles, since 2009.
- MaryseCasol.com, since 2004.
Famous for Giving You Summer All Year Around! Maryse Casol liberates you in a constant Joie de Vivre, with vibrant colours, exotic landscapes, blazing still lives and neo-abstract paintings, inspired from the generous sun of the South of France, numerous journeys around the world, and the different cultures of it's people.
The story of Maryse Casol started when a little girl from France wanted to travel the world, which she did and came back with treasures, Art that will be given from our children, to their children, for eternity, in a tradition that was embraced many centuries ago (some say even over 100,000 years ago).