Postcard with self-portrait of Heldur Viires
Heldur Viires painted his self-portrait in the prison camp in the 1950s on the back of a piece of paper with a poem written and presented to him by his friend the poet Helmut Tarand. He sent it home as a postcard in 1955. The sad eyes of the artist in this portrait, and the poem by Tarand, both reflect expressively the harsh conditions of camp life. This postcard is not a normal work of art, but a tool for communication with relatives at home.
Tartu Raekoja plats 8, Estonia 51003
- Author Heldur Viires, photo by Liisi Hint
- Hint, Liisi
- Tark, Triin