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The mural, entitled “L’âme de Montparnasse” honors the passing of Amedeo Modigliani, (1900), shaping a ‘fil rouge’ between Livorno – the place where Modigliani was born and raised – and the Parisian Montparnasse neighborhood, where Modigliani developed his creative genius, giving life to his most important works, in his unique and unmistakable style.
The work takes its cue from one of the few photographic portraits of Modigliani that has survived to the present day.
In the lower part of the wall, Paris’ historical literary café “La Rotonde” is referenced, which Amedeo used to frequent. La Rotonde was a meeting and exchange place for the most important artists, writers and leading figures of the time, including Diego Rivera, Max Ernst, Paul Gauguin, Ernest Hemingway, Gibran Khalil, Kandinsky, Henry Miller, the French poet André Salmon, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Cocteau, as well as the famous Russian exiles Lenin and Trotsky.