• Artist : Maryse Casol
• Sennelier Oil on Cotton Canvas
• Canvas : Bambino Gianfrancesco
• 40" x 32" - 102 cm x 22 cm
• Signed Casol on the back
• Made in Canada
• Studio photo of the artwork : Daniel Charpentier
• Virtual tour photos : Jean-François Côté
Why do I exist? Discover yourself by gazing at the painting Réflexion Ontologique by artist 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!
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?
1960s - 2000s
Maryse Casol has always been interested and serious by her studies. Already at the young age of 12, she asked her parents to send her to a boarding school in Libourne, France, previously a convent from the XVI century, to satisfy her intellectual hunger. They did not teach Latin and Greek in her village of Montguyon.
"C'était très difficile, je quittais du lundi au vendredi, et retournais à la maison les samedis et dimanches seulement. Nous dormions dans un dortoir, et il fallait faire notre lit à la perfection comme dans l'armée. Sinon nous devions recommencer. Quand nous n'avions pas la bonne réponse en classe, les professeurs nous tapaient sur les doigts avec une règle! " : Maryse Casol.
Finally at the age of 16, she got her own small apartment in the city, paid by her parents to continue her studies. Maryse Casol graduated in 1977 from the University of Bordeaux in Literature & Philosophy, and then left to adventure in the Americas, in Montreal, Canada.
Even though Maryse was very busy with her family and work in Canada, she continued to study books by philosophers such as Aristotle, Epictetus, Maimonides, Spinoza and Gershom Scholem.
In 1998, after starting the study of the arts with professor Sam Aberg, Maryse Casol took on to study the Torah, which had a big influence on her art. Maryse Casol gave a copy in French of the Torah in 2005 to her son Mickaël Casol, which he read and studied as well for the next 5 years, each week discussing at the Mont-Royal while jogging with his friend, the real estate developer Mr. Sam Benatar. Your Casol painting Réflexion Ontologique, could be seen as a result, of all these studies.