Murmure de Cithare

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• Artist : Maryse Casol
• Sennelier Oil on Cotton Canvas
• Canvas : Bambino Gianfrancesco
• 36" x 30" - 92 cm x 77 cm
• Signed Casol at the bottom right
• 2006
• Made in Canada
• Studio photo of the artwork : Daniel Charpentier
• Photo of the Sofitel art exhibition : Denis Boisvert
• Photos of the Buonanotte art exhibition : Daniel Bernard and Jennifer Daoust
• Photo of the cards : Mickaël Casol

Your Painting

Make your home or office legendary, buy now your Maryse Casol painting Murmure de Cithare!

"Between 1991 and 1998 I went to Morocco around 10 times. I first went when I used to work for Utmar Tours, and later with Accor. Morocco, is so beautiful, magical. It's as if the time stops. I drove a jeep across the country, from the North to the South, even in the desert, all the way to 40 km of the Algerian border. You have to understand that not too many women in Africa drove back then..." : Maryse 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

2020 - 2021
From February 2020 to December 2021, your painting Murmure de Cithare was exhibited at the Maison Christian Faure downtown, Canada's #1 French pastry shop and central destination of the community to enjoy a café and croissants in Montreal, at 1225 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest.

From January 15 to March 1st, 2018, the painting Murmure de Cithare 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, Murmure de Cithare by Maryse Casol was printed as a thank you card, and sold online on and in Montreal at the Maison Christian Faure, 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 Murmure de Cithare painting by Maryse Casol was featured at the Google Open Gallery, now known as the Google Arts and Culture Institute.

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

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, including: Melodia Gitana, Hiver à Paris, Violon Éternel, Caresses and Murmure de Cithare. Why was 2006 great to you?!

1990 - 2000s
In the 1990s and early 2000s, Maryse Casol had the chance to visit many times North Africa and the Middle East for her work in tourism. Murmure de Cithare is a souvenir of those voyages... It is also during those years that her passion for mysticity pulled her towards the study of the Torah.


  • Maryse Casol, Montreal, Canada


  • Maison Christian Faure, 1225 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Canada. From February 2020 - December 2021.
  • La Forêt Enchantée de Maryse Casol, Hotel Sofitel Montreal, Canada, January 15 to March 1st, 2018.
  • Ristorante Buonanotte, Montreal, Canada, December 4, 2007.


  • Casol Cards, sold worldwide with Since 2018.
  • , Paris, France. From December 2013 to 2014.
  • Gallery, Marbella, Spain. From 2010 to 2017.
  • Maryse Casol, Buonanotte Art Film by Jennifer Daoust, 2007.
  •, since 2006.


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

The romantic melodies of the zither, evoking the song of birds, have always inspired the Muses, and aroused the most moving lyric poems among the poets of Love. The zither is an attribute of Terpsichore, Muse of dance, and also of temperance, a virtue based on the sense of measure, like music. Furthermore, by its own structure, it is a symbol of the universe; its strings corresponding to the levels of the world, its box closed on one side and open on the other, representing the link between earth and sky, like the flight of the bird or the ravishment of music. The zither therefore symbolizes the song of the universe.

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.

"Poetry must reflect through colours, 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 Murmure de Cithare, the vermilion red on the zither, the vase and flowers expresses my exaltation for life, love and the act of painting, while the dark red cadmium translates the mysterious beauty of the woman and the life which she gives.

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. In Murmure de Cithare, the yellow surrounding the vase and the flowers expresses the sacred aspect of the woman.

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 Murmure de Cithare, 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, Murmure de Cithare, 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, sensitivity 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 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 Murmure de Cithare, 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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