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• Artist : Maryse Casol
• Sennelier Oil on Cotton Canvas
• Canvas : Bambino Gianfrancesco
• 48" x 38" - 122 cm x 97 cm
• Made in Canada
• Signed Casol at the bottom right
• 2009
• Studio photo of the artwork : Daniel Charpentier
• Photo of the Sofitel art exhibition : Denis Boisvert
• Video in Marbella, Spain : Juan Rodriguez, Canal Costa
• Photos in Marbella, Spain : Johnny Gates
• Photos of the cards : Mickaël Casol

Your Painting

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

Painted by Maryse Casol in 2009, 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

Amongs other great artists, art dealers and art museum directors, the Maryse Casol paintings Sérénité, Ceci N'Est Pas Un Arbre II, Enlacement and Exaltation are published on the pages 180, 181 and 182 of the art book Creative Minds in the Art World by Maria Elena Paganini, in Marbella, Spain in January 2021.

From January 15 to March 1st, 2018, the painting Exaltation 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, Exaltation by Maryse Casol was printed as a thank you card, and sold online on MaryseCasol.com 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 August 2013, Exaltation by Maryse Casol was printed and exhibited in front of the Kasser Rassu gallery in Marbella, Spain, during the Vernissage of famous artist and Hollywood actor Jordi Mollà, where the international jetset attended! Thank you again to Mrs. Shahed Kavousi, gallery director and to Sheikh Ahmed Ashmawi, owner of the gallery from Saudi Arabia.

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

2009 was an amazing year! After making the Casol silk scarves in Lyon, France and promoting them in the Americas, Europe and the UAE in 2008, Casol launched in May, 2009 the campaign "Je Suis Une Fauve"! To promote the Maryse Casol paintings and silk scarves, her son Mickaël and soon to be daughter in law Noriko Emen, organized a fashion show and a samba dance extravaganza at the famous Time Supper Club in Montreal, Canada, with a short film and photoshoot that came with it! The event was a great success, growing the sales to a new level in Montreal and around the world with the MaryseCasol.com ecommerce store! Why was 2009 great to you?

In 2009, Maryse Casol did 5 other magnificent paintings for you to own: Oasis de Lumière, Enlacement, Sérénité, Essentielle Simplicité I and Symbiose, all touching the theme of love.


  • Maryse Casol, Montreal, Canada.


  • Hotel Sofitel Montreal, Canada, January 15 to March 1st, 2018.
  • Kasser Rassu Gallery, Marbella, Spain, Exhibition of the Casol print Exaltation, August 2013.
  • Maryse Casol, Montreal, Canada. Since 2009.


  • Maria Elena Paganini, Creative Minds In The World of Art book, pages 180, 181 & 182, January 2021, Marbella, Spain.
  • Google.com/opengallery , From December 2013 to 2014, Paris, France.
  • KasserRassu.com Gallery, from 2010 to 2017, Marbella, Spain.
  • Casol Cards, sold on MaryseCasol.com, at Christian Faure, HEC Montreal and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
  • MaryseCasol.com, since 2009.


Trees are an integral part of the universe and of ourselves. They are for me a great source of inspiration and vitality. The tree symbolizes the flowers of the Earth, life, eloquence, transcendence, elevation up to the Light. My desire for spiritual and mystical transcendence is expressed by the representation of the tree and its symbolism.

The tree symbolizes my ontological reality. By dematerializing its shapes (flat shapes) and using pure colors without shades, I express my quest of ontological elevation for an evolution to the mystical transcendence. The refinement of matter to the spiritual allows us to evolve towards spiritual transcendence through knowledge, reason and reflection. The entelechy of self-fulfillment then manifests itself through light, simplicity, beauty, harmony, virtue, love, joy, knowledge, eloquence and greatness of the soul.


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 "Exaltation", the vermilion red on the tree expresses my exaltation for life, love and the act of painting. The blue surrounding the red tree 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.

Yellow is the warmest of colours. It symbolizes sacredness, the golden light, and eternity.

Green symbolizes the regeneration and awakening of life. It is the colour of hope, strength, longevity and immortality.

"The tree symbolizes all these moral and metaphysical values that edify the being." : 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, "Exaltation", 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 the tree that is important : the freedom, knowledge, love and intellectual transcendence.

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". 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 "Exaltation", 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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Maryse Casol art exhibition, Sofitel Montreal, 2018

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