The image of Volgograd is a city of military glory, where the heroic past dominates over the peaceful present. Volgograd is perceived by the local community and tourists as a city of one cyclically experienced event — the defeat of the Nazi troops in Stalingrad on February 2, 1942. Art and events unrelated to the Battle of Stalingrad, World War II remain in the shadows for decades despite the needs of the citizens. It affects the mentality of the inhabitants, who often perceive the world in black and white tones.
We were looking for a bright, peaceful, romantic and urban history, which could change people’s attitude towards the city and fill it with new meanings, turned to the future.
The stars are aligned. We found a real but forgotten urban legend about the artist Victor Losev. His best works were created in the periods of two romantic rises of the post-war reconstruction of cities and the thaw. He painted passers-by and urban landscapes in the plain air every day and became an urban landmark.