Evi Tihemets

Self-Portrait as a Princess


This angular crowned head fits well with the painting style that Vilen Künnapu once aptly called “August’s Cubism” – both in its fairy-tale attitude and its fragmented realisation. However, the wholeness of Evi’s princess, put together from numerous fragments, differs from the latter. The people in August’s works have their characteristic expressions, representing a certain person or an expressive gesture of an anonymous figure. Nevertheless, there are also similarities between the fairy-tale starting point of Evi’s painting and the otherworldly brightness of the characters in August’s works.