It's not based on true story of Amedeo Modigliani, as it says below movie info.
What compels people to pick up a pencil or brush and when do they become an "artist"... is it taking the next step to develop a skill and are they uniquely driven to keep working at it? If they do put in the effort, does inspiration spontaneously germinate or are they just fortunate to be born with this gift? Is the artist's life a successful life even if they neglect other areas of their life?
Modigliani, 2004, Writer / Director Mick Davis
Starring Andy Garcia
Poor poor Modi!