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• Artist : Maryse Casol
• Sennelier Oil on Cotton Canvas
• Canvas : Bambino Gianfrancesco
• 24" x 24" - 61 cm x 61 cm
• Signed Casol at the bottom right
• 2004
• Made in Canada
• Studio photo of the artwork : Daniel Charpentier
• Virtual tour photos of the 2004 Exhibition : Jean-François Côté

Your Painting

Live the abundance with your painting Vendange by artist Maryse Casol!

"As far back as I can remember, my father was making wine. The land was given by my mother's parents, and my parents built a house there. Behind the house, and as far as the Mouzon stream, there were vines. At first my father had a horse, later he bought a tractor. Every year, I helped with the harvest." : Maryse Casol.

Painted by Maryse Casol in 2004, 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!

"Linden wood is the best and most solid, ordinary canvases are usually mounted on pine (lighter wood with knots, that deforms over time due to changing climatic conditions)" : Maryse Casol.

The Voyage

During the summer of 2020, Maryse Casol wrote the text on her painting Vendange.

In November 2013, the Google office in Paris contacted Maryse Casol to invite her to be part of their new Google Open Gallery, an online destination, where art fans can discover and see the works by famous artists with a new powerful zoom technology. A month later, the Vendange painting by Maryse Casol was featured at the Google Open Gallery, now known as the Google Arts and Culture Institute.

December 3, 2009 - Bordeaux, France. Vendange is part of 12 Maryse Casol paintings selected to be part of a new digital puzzle games by Philippe Chevalier on, the largest online media for puzzle games! Relax and learn art by playing the new Maryse Casol puzzles!

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 book 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. Your painting Vendange by Maryse Casol was part of the show. Why was 2004 great to you?!

1950s - 1977
Born on December 7, 1957 in Libourne, France, Maryse Casol grew up on the family land in Montguyon, in the wine region of Charente-Maritime, 70 km to the north-east of Bordeaux and 66 km of Cognac. As every Casol painting, there is always a deeper meaning:

"By the title Vendange, I was referring to all the abundance and richness of life. For example, my 2 beautiful children and 2 beautiful grand-daughters whom I adore!" : Maryse Casol. Saturday, November 4, 2017.


  • Maryse Casol, Montreal, Canada.


  • Maryse Casol, "Empreintes, effets d'impressions", Sidev Building, 5216 Chemin Côte des Neiges, Montreal, Canada, November 29 - December 12, 2004.


  • , Paris, France. From December 2013 to 2014.
  •, Casol puzzles, since 2009.
  •, since 2004.


Vendange is imbued with chromatic musicalities, forms and rhythms reflecting sensitivity, beauty and femininity, values expressed by the symbolism of its compositional elements.

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.

In Vendange, the fruits in the blue cup signify my quest for transcendence through knowledge. The grape symbolizes abundance, the pleasure of the senses, epicureanism. It is specific to the notion of earthly pleasure, sun, joy, but also to Dionysian pleasure, inspiration, enthusiasm. Dionysus (Bacchus), in mythology, is the God of vegetation, vine, wine, fruit, and seasonal renewal. It is also the principle of fertility, and life.

"He is the one who spreads joy profusely" : Hesiod.

"The ultimate Dionysian art is music, because this one is duration, movement and alteration" : Michel Tournier.

"Poetry must reflect through colors, sounds and rhythms, all the beauties of the universe" : Mrs. Germaine de Staël.


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 Vendange, 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 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 Vendange, grey represents the mystery of life, love and rebirth through the power of the feeling of love.

"The artwork is a lyric poetry reflecting all the beauties of the Being and the universe" : Maryse Casol.


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, Vendange, is an horizontal, made in post-Fauvism.

In a horizontal composition, the elements are arranged horizontally in a eurythmy of forms, proportions and colours, expressing harmony, tranquility, serenity and fulfillment.

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 Marquet 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 Vendange, 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.

"Art is transcended only in the synthesis of its simplicity" : Gustave Moreau.

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