Memorial sign 60 years since the victory
City of Brezovo, next to the Stadium, 2005
The administration of the city of Brezovo commissioned Viktor Todorov to create a memorial sign on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory over fascism. The guarantors decided to choose the Russian standard (May 9) to commemorate this historic moment, memorable for all of Europe. Victory Day is officially celebrated on May 8, the date Germany surrendered in 1945.
The sign is a rough block of stone, raw, with a white marble plaque indicating and dating the event. In the upper part there is a fine relief of a female image and a dove – symbolizing freedom.
The seemingly shapeless base of the stone block is actually chosen very precisely and dynamizes the composition. The roughness of the stone contrasts with the whiteness of the plaque and the barely perceptible softened pattern of its relief. The two structurally different materials show, on the one hand, the ugly face of war, and on the other hand, the new beginning and rise of life through the grace of a maiden’s face.
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