I am ending this mini tour of Montparnasse cemetery (for the meanwhile), with the most enigmatic gravestone that I saw.
This is a sculptor’s gravestone. It was really quite conventional for the period. There is a bust on top (you can’t see it here) and below a sculpture of a little guy that has a pencil in his hand. The birth and death dates are there and underneath, the little guy is drawing what looks like a line.
What could this line mean? It is really curious. It is like creation is still continuing from the artist even after his death.
I’m glad if you enjoyed the tour 😉 I do want to return another day!
P.S. I have a second post after this one about a poet named Charles Baudelaire.