Auction at the Vasarely Foundation

The recognition of a great artist

The work of Pierre Bernotte from the Maecene Arts Fund sold for 9000 euros.

The Mona of Pierre Bernotte discovered

A portrait of a woman by Pierre Bernotte highlighted after the auction of the Vasarely Foundation.

The codes of Leonardo da Vinci are there, we had them before our eyes.

The bust positioned three-quarters, pointing its gaze towards the viewer, has a mirror effect.

The oval of the face is actually turned slightly to the right in relation to the Mona Lisa.

By detailing the drawing, we find the drape of the garment, the veil, the curly hair with a parting, the eyebrows, the eyes, the nose and the half smile… everything is there.

A happy woman who can only be compared to Marie-Thérèse Bernotte, his wife, a beautiful tribute 500 years later.


Laurent Cadeau

President of Maecene Arts

Pierre Bernotte


Pierre Bernotte is a French painter born on February 19, 1929 in Lubersac and died in Limoges on July 13, 1996.


A committed and unclassifiable man, he seduces the painter photographer Raoul Hausmann, figurehead of Dadaism, who took refuge in Limoges during the Second World War. They make a short film together "The man who is afraid of bombs".


A dynamic work which is not limited to a style. Theatrical communication, different languages, different vectors, adaptations, movements, translations, constant questioning.

We are faced with an artistic "polyphony". The artist creates, improvises, experiments with an unquenchable thirst.

He joined the artists referenced Maecene Arts at the request of his daughter Véronique in 2014.

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Bernotte's tarot

A card game that reminds us that during the darkest moments of the war, even in the worst dictatorships, it was essential to get together around a deck of cards. The eyes could still cross around a table to talk about the absurdity of war, play, dream. Bernotte, like many Surrealists, created this card game, a tarot out of his imagination. "So let’s play!" said Breton to stand up, to dream of the world among friends around emblems such as the flame of love, the star of dream, the wheel of revolution, the lock of knowledge. The means are rudimentary, the sketches, the cards are used because they lived, they were touched, they were exchanged.

There was no loser recalled Eluard. Let us not forget those moments of essential humanity which for the first time in history are confiscated by the authorities.


Marie-Helene Barreau Montbazet

Vice President of Maecene Arts

Doctor of Art History