Melodia Gitana

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• Artist : Maryse Casol
• Sennelier Oil on Cotton Canvas
• Canvas : Bambino Gianfrancesco
• 40" x 32" - 102 cm x 81 cm
• Made in Canada
• Signed Casol at the bottom right
• 2006
• Studio photo of the artwork : Daniel Charpentier
• Photos of the Sofitel art exhibition : Denis Boisvert
• Photos of the Time Supper Club event : Jonathan Abenhaim
• Studio photos of the Casol silk scarf : Noriko Emen and Mickaël Casol
• Photos of the Buonanotte art exhibition : Daniel Bernard and Mickaël Casol
• Photos of the cards : Mickaël Casol

Your Painting

Make your home or office legendary, buy now your Maryse Casol painting Melodia Gitana!

"I remember my grand-father playing and singing to the Spanish music on the radio at home and in the car, it was amazing! These voyages gave me the passion to learn Spanish, the culture, and marry my wife Noriko from Panama many years later": Mickaël Casol.

Painted by Maryse Casol in 2006, 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

On May 28, 2020, Maryse Casol wrote the text (Philosophy and Theory) on her painting Melodia Gitana.

From January 15 to March 1st, 2018, the painting Melodia Gitana was exhibited in the lobby of the Sofitel Hotel Montreal, part of the Maryse Casol Enchanted Forest art exhibition, highlighting the paintings of the artist in time : a symphony of colours, inspiring to voyage, and to the philosophy! The Casol family had the honour to receive the presence of Rosina Bucci and Antonio Diverdis, both artists and professionals in the cinema and music industry. Thank you also to our friend Marc Pichot, director of the hotel, and to all the Sofitel family for your great service and for this wonderful opportunity!

That same year in 2018, Melodia Gitana by Maryse Casol was printed as a thank you card, and sold online on and later in Montreal at the Maison Christian Faure, Canada's #1 French pastry shop, at the HEC Montreal business school, and soon after at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts boutique!

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 Melodia Gitana painting by Maryse Casol was featured at the Google Open Gallery, now known as the Google Arts and Culture Institute.

That same year, Melodia Gitana was printed and signed by Maryse Casol, along Essentielle Simplicité II, and Ceci N'est Pas Un Arbre VII, and put on display at the local coffee shop, Presse Café in Griffintown, Montreal, Canada.

On May 22, 2009, your Melodia Gitana painting is exhibited during the Maryse Casol launch party of the Casol silk scarves at the famous Time Supper Club in Montreal, Canada, with a photoshoot and film making of the campaign Je Suis Une Fauve, a fashion show of the Carré Casol, a Samba dance extravaganza, and party with house music and R&B, vodka and chocolate cake!

In February 2008, Melodia Gitana is printed, part of the Casol square silk scarf collection made in Lyon, France by Bianchini-Férier, also known as Brochier Soieries, the silk leading firm around the world since 1890. Bianchini were the first ones to work with famous artists such as Dufy, Picasso and Klimt on silk scarf collections. Soon after the launch, the Carré Casol was offered for sale for you at the new boutique on, and exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts boutique in August, 2008. Thank you to your support, le Carré Casol has been bought worldwide, from Los Angeles to Tokyo!

To promote the scarves, Mickael Casol, and his soon to be wife Noriko Emen, then traveled to New York City in March to have interviews with the media, and to the different art events of the moment (The Armory Show, Christies, Sothebys, Phillips), but also to Paris and Monaco to meet with buyers, and to the UAE for meetings in Abu Dhabi, and to host a conference at the Esmod French Fashion University in Dubai. A photoshoot was also organized in New York City in the summer by fashion stylist Paulina Kajankova.

Mickaël Casol, son and art dealer of Maryse Casol, after graduating from the HEC Montreal business school in May, going to France with Desjardins to visit the banks in Paris and Strasbourg, visit his family and explore the French Riviera in the summer, and go for a weekend in a Range Rover to New York City with his friends in September, organized with his fiancée Noriko Emen, a Maryse Casol art exhibition at the Ristorante Buonanotte in Montreal, Canada, inviting the elite of the city, such as Gary and Grace Oberman, Michael and Yolanda Page, lawyer Pierre Saint-Aubin of BCF, athlete Nordine Taleb and international model Daniel Bernard, on December 4, 2007.

Your Melodia Gitana painting was part of that 7 works exhibition, where the Maryse Casol guests could also enjoy the paintings Rêveries, Cerisiers en Fleurs, Violon Éternel, Fado Romantique, Roses et Lys and Murmure de Cithare.

2006 was a great year! Maryse Casol, challenged by her son Mickael to paint a new theme, different from her landscapes and still lives, created a new collection honouring music. In total, 5 new paintings were created from her home in Canada, including: Melodia Gitana, Hiver à Paris, Violon Éternel, Caresses and Murmure de Cithare. The following year in 2007, Maryse Casol continued with the theme of music and produced Fado Romantique, Musique des Sphères, and Roses et Lys. All major and important pieces now of your Casol collection. Why was 2006 great to you?

Your painting Melodia Gitana by French / Italian artist Maryse Casol, was inspired from the summer vacations in the 1990s and early 2000s at the family home in the small village of Baho in France, at the border of Spain.


  • Maryse Casol, Montreal, Canada.


  • Hotel Sofitel Montreal, Canada, January 15 to March 1st, 2018.
  • Time Supper Club, Carré Casol launch party and photoshoot, Montreal, Canada, May 22, 2009.
  • Mickaël & Noriko Casol apartment, Montreal, Canada, from 2007 to 2009.
  • Ristorante Buonanotte, Montreal, Canada, December 4, 2007.
  • Maryse Casol, Montreal, Canada, 2006-2007, and 2009 until today.


  • BG Life Magazine, February, 2016, Spain.
  • , From December 2013 to 2014, Paris, France.
  • Gallery, from 2010 to 2017, Marbella, Spain.
  • Casol Cards, sold on, at Christian Faure, HEC Montreal and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Casol puzzles, since 2009,, Bordeaux, France.
  • : Mickaël Casol presentation on the Carré Casol, October 2008, Dubai.
  • Maryse Casol, Je Suis Une Fauve Film by Jennifer Daoust, 2009.
  • Casol square silk scarf, 2008, Made in Lyon, France, sold on and shipped worldwide.
  • Maryse Casol, Buonanotte Art Film by Jennifer Daoust, 2007.
  • Casol print, since 2007, sold on
  •, since 2006.


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

"The meaning of the painting? The guitar is the love for music, the flowers are a symbol of femininity and life, and the apple, is the symbol of knowledge, and openness to the world with it's round shape." : Maryse Casol

The guitar, with its warm musical tones, arouses emotion and communicate the joy of living. Its origins probably date back around the 15th century, then known as "guitarra morisca", a Spanish word from the Greek "kithara". It has cradled the hearts of men with its caressing melodies since always.

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.

"Melodia Gitana 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, Melodia Gitana, 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, it's the symbol of femininity, vitality 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 colors 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". Color 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 colors. 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 Melodia Gitana, 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 color, and the simplicity of large deconstructed spaces.

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

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