• 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
• Made in Canada
• Studio photo of the artwork : Daniel Charpentier
• Virtual tour photos : Jean-François Côté
Make your home or office legendary, buy now your Maryse Casol painting Fruit de la Passion!
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!
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. Why was 2004 great to you?!
In the 1990s, Maryse would send her two sons Mickaël and Nicolas Casol to their grand-parents, for the entire summer in the South of France. She would later join the family, for a month during her vacations. On the land of the farm in the small village of Baho, you could pick your fruits de la passion, directly from the trees...
In the 1980s, Maryse Casol voyaged to Latin America to Brazil and Venezuela many times for her work as an ambassador for Meliá Hotels and discovered the delicious exotic fruit of passion...
Fruit de la passion 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 Fruit de la Passion, the orange fruit on the blue cup means my quest for transcendence through knowledge. The surrounding yellow translates the sacred aspect of life. All origins are sacred, so are the fruit of passion and the fruit 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 Fruit de la Passion, 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 Fruit de la passion, 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, Fruit de la Passion, 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 Fruit de la Passion, 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.