The idea of the multitude was developed with intensity by Drago Tršar in his sculptures. Tršar was a leading representative of the post-war generation of sculptors who were active in the field of monumental sculpture. He was the only sculptor in Group 53 – a loose association of seven young artists engaged on the same search for unique form who exhibited together at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953 and subsequently. In 1969 he was among the founders of Group 69, a group of Slovene artists who consolidated the position of the fine arts in that period through joint exhibitions. In Tršar’s sculpture, the collective man, driven by the common will, blends into an undulating mass of nameless human multitudes. His two-faced sculpture Amidst the Powerful and the Powerless, with its relief-like effect, is uniform but at the same time articulated.
In terms of its content, the work represents the social mass of powerful and – equally important – powerless human figures, arranged on different levels. In formal terms, the roughly worked and attractively dynamic piece, with its hollow centre, rises up from the ground into a point.