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Sculpture The Signs of Love (Ger. Zeichen der Liebe)


Sculpture The Signs of Love (Ger. Zeichen der Liebe)


“The pedestal of the sculpture is a square basic block made of stone. On the pedestal there is a two-part sculpture depicting oppositely arranged figures similar to people, whose shapes are abstracted to simple geometric shapes, having a strong generalizing effect thanks to this procedure. The main part consists of two rimmed, narrow stone columns with triangular cuts - one figure has an M-shaped incision with two triangular outlets, and the other figure is triangular, with a V-notch. and V represent the shape of a heart”.

The rest of the stone blocks were decorated with engravings resembling arrows.

Direct quotation from "City Walk" (Ger. Stadtspaziergang)

Historical background

The sculpture is a gift to the city of Guben on the occasion of the 1985 World Day of Peace and the 750th anniversary of Guben.

“This sculpture […] was created […] along with other sculptures during the 6th Sculpting Symposium, which takes place every two years in Hoyerswerda, under the supervision of academician Jurgen von Woyski. Artists from socialist countries - one woman and nine men - designed over 11 sculptures in the general theme of "Experimental Friendship"; all of them were approached very individually, addressing the most pressing issues of human life".

Quotes from "City Walk" (Ger. Stadtspaziergang).

Information about the artists

  • Born in 1939 in Budaörs (Hungary)
  • 1954-1957: study of stone sculpture
  • 1957-1962: stone sculptor at the Fine Arts Construction Company and private art studies with Frigyes Marton.
  • 1969-1971: participation in the Villány sculpture symposium and visit to the artists' colonies of Prilep, Hoyerswerda, Dunaújváros, Burgas, Lindabrunn
  • 1976, 1980: Silver Scar Award
  • 1999: Karol Kós,
  • Some of the works are in public collections such as the Déri Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery
  • The most famous figurative sculptures are positive and negative forms (Nowe Donaustadt), Seated Woman (Hoyerswerda) and Jan Lippa Monument (limestone, bronze, Budapest).

Artwork review

“If someone assigns a directional meaning to the repeating arrow symbols, the right figure seems to want to move forward quickly - in the opposite direction - while the left figure seems to be backing up. Approaching and withdrawing, compassion and rejection - who has not yet experienced it in human relationships? Where is the line between friendship and love?".

Quote from "City Walk" (Ger. Stadtspaziergang).


City Park (Ger. Stadtpark), 03172 Guben, Germany

North-west side of the park

Year of creation/if applies changes

Date of creation: 1982-1983

Date of purchase / handover: 1985, Jürgen von Woyski

Investor/architect/creator etc.
József Seregi
Object's condition
Very good
Technical information

Height: 2,50 m

Width: 1,00 m

Material: sandstone