A number of Modigliani’s early works, written by him before moving to Paris in 1906, have been preserved. It is known that the artist has always been very strict with himself and, apparently, he destroyed most of his early works. Modigliani’s first teacher, Guljelmo Micheli, worked in a manner close to impressionistic.
Many youthful works of Modigliani, such as the Tuscan Road, were created in the same vein. Except for the two unintelligible portraits, the early paintings of Modigliani have nothing to do with the works that glorified him later.