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Sculpture Love Pair (Ger. Liebespaar)


Sculpture Love Pair (Ger. Liebespaar)


It is a sculpture showing two people, a man, and a woman, leaning on a square pedestal in a love dance. A female body rests her back against the male body. The male body covers the female's neck. The female body also holds a handkerchief that wraps around her legs.

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 1929 in Stopl (Pol. Słupsk, now Poland) - died 2000 in Dresden (Germany)
  • 1943-1945: stonemason apprenticeship at the master school in Poznań
  • 1948-1949: studied sculpture at Burg Giebichenstein Halle (Saale) with Gustav Weidanz, interrupted for financial reasons
  • 1950-1952: handicraft and drawing teacher in Köthen
  • 1952-1955: studied at the Berlin-Weißensee School of Art under Fritz Koelle and Heinrich Drake
  • 1955: freelancer in Hoyerswerda, numerous artworks trips to the Soviet Union, Romania, India and Greece
  • 1975: Head of the Stone Carving Symposia in Hoyerswerda, Karl-Blechen-Kunstpreis, Cottbus County.

Artwork review

“Both seem to emerge from a stone block. A handkerchief sliding off the right side of the woman's side enhances this impression. The man crouching close to her lovingly takes the woman by the head. They show their feelings and yet exude peace. What is the point of such an anatomical reality?".

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


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

Southwest 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.
Jürgen von Woyski
Object's condition
Very good
Technical information

Height: 1,80 m

Width: 0,60 m

Material: sandstone