Rhythm of the city » Ritamgrada | 63 For the past 80 years, Belgraders and their guests have stopped in front of the powerful sculptures that guard the entrance to the SerbianParliament. For decades these playful horses have been a picture postcard of Belgrade. And I recall the first time I saw them and was fascinated by the sight. I had the fleeting feeling that I was watching a scene of some event from a column of partisans heading to the front to fight; a scenewhichshows, alongsidehumanstrength, theendurance of horses overburdened with their load and expectations. Regardless of the symbolism, these scenesmade a strong impression on me. An unexpected relationship between a tamer and an animal. I later read about the actual symbolism, although it is still debated to this day. ‘Black horses at play, and with themgreat heroes’, is the title of thismasterpiece by excellent sculptor Toma Rosandić. It is said that there was talk of the work depicting lions instead of horses, which isn’t really an animal specific to this area, although the fossilised remains of a cave lion were found in the Propas pit near Pirot. e sculpture was mounted on this spot in 1938, and according to the story of Boban Jeremić, who is the son of Miodrag Jeremić, the smelter who cast the sculpture, it represents strength and the man who tames that strength. Symbolically speaking, it isman who controls the power of the state. He worked on the sculpture in his house andworkshop inBelgrade, at number 3 Ljube Jovanovića Street, which he later bequeathed to the city. V I KTOR K I Š , ART I ST Black horses at play, andwith themgreat heroes Fotografije/Photography: Mitar Mitrović The masterpiece of Toma Rosandić was erected in front of the doors of the Parliament of the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1939, and has since unceasingly provoked the admiration of passers-by, including Viktor Kiš, among many Viktor Kiš umetnik / artist