This is Pier Paolo (1922-1975). He had to escape to Rome from Casarsa in 1950.
In Calcutta India 1993 I started learning Italian. My teacher was a good Italian friend and colleague – Angelo from Como. The main reason for my italo-interest was the Italian poet/artist/director/aka multi-talent Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975). Angelo knew a lot of Pasolini’s poetry. Pasolini opened up new horizons. Especially during the years I lived for longer periods in Trieste. This marvellous austro-italian habsburgian city is not too far from Pasolini’s birthplace Casarsa; it’s in the same region – Friuli. The visits to Pasolini’s hometown Casarsa made a deep impression on me. From Casarsa he had to escape in a hurry to Rome. I wrote once about a visit to Casarsa. in the Norwegian cultural review Syn og Segn (click the photo below). There I met Pasolini’s old neighbors and friends: Mario and Mario. All this came to my mind when I recently visited the amazing Pasolini Roma exhibition at Gropius Bau in Berlin. It was almost like being back there – in Casarsa. But only almost. A deep and moving exhibition. It will run till january 4th 2015.