Emilio Vedova with Hermann Pircher, ‘40


Back in Venice, meets Hermann Pircher, a young painter from Alto Adige, together with whom he decides to move to Florence and enrol in Scuola Libera di Silvio Pucci, although they also spend a deal of time wandering the streets of the ‘over-the-river’ San Frediano quarter, where they come into contact with anti-Fascist milieux.
In the autumn follows his friend to the Sarentino valley near Bolzano, before they move back together to lodge with Vedova’s parents, where differences of opinion begin to emerge.