Joanna Karpowicz

Painter, illustrator and comic artist

Welcome back to the city

"Bar mleczny", 24 x 32 cm,  acrylic on canvas, 2013

“Bar mleczny”, 24 x 32 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013

I was always fond of those little details that make the big city more pleasant, more cosy. Those little places, that lure you with the light, especially in winter times, when dusk comes earlier. The picture above presents something very Polish: “bar mleczny” is a place with cheap, simple food, nothing sophisticated, just normal home food, mostly basing on flour, milk, eggs. “Bar mleczny” is a very egalitarian place: a homeless bum, a student, a professor – all of them eat the same dish, sometimes at the same table. If you ever visit Poland I highly recommend eating in one of those places. Try ‘żurek” – warm, nutritious soup. Sour with potatoes and sausage. And “pierogi ruskie” or “kopytka” for wegetarians. Below, a view on the other street, with a pub and a “xerocopy” services (both places are existing only in my head).

"Xero", 27 x 33 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013

“Xero”, 27 x 33 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013


3 comments on “Welcome back to the city

  1. Wolf
    December 16, 2013

    High quality – both the comic and its text (Y) .

    • joannakarpowicz
      December 16, 2013

      Thanks Wolf 🙂 When in Poland, let me know. I’ll take you to one awesome bar mleczny 🙂

  2. Postcards Without Stamps
    December 18, 2013

    Fantastic post!

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