Friday, January 14, 2005

Socialist Realist Art in Razgrad

This winged statue is a prominent feature of the main commercial district of Razgrad, but I don't care for it although I find a lot of sculpture done in this style interesting. Who am I to complain? What I know about sculpture would fit in a teacup, but this statue just does not appeal to me. No, that comment is too kind. To be brutally frank, I just cringe when I look at it and I'm not sure why. There are lots of statues in Razgrad, in fact this is one aspect of the place that makes me like it here. Most of the statues I admire. It is just this one that my eyes avoid when I pass by.