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I had a dream

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Katarzyna Karpowicz

I had a dream

December 2011

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Having a talk over a carp. Just for fun.

Having a talk over a carp. Just for fun.
Or: Still life with carp

Isn’t carp supposed to be grey?

It’s a special Christmas carp and a New Year’s goldfish. Two in one.

Have you ever seen one like that?

Carp tend to stay away from me.

But you’ve just painted a still life with a carp. Although the carp looks more active than still really.

It’s my first carp and it’s on the plate. And carp generally look much better in the water, swimming.

And as for the one on the plate, it would be…

It’s not carp that I like most but fish soup actually. And I do not associate the best fish soup with Christmas Eve, but with my trips to Hungary where they cook the best Halászlé. And this year for Christmas Eve I am hoping for some shrimps.



MCz was talking to Krzysztof Kokoryn

Katarzyna Karpowicz

Katarzyna Karpowicz

Born in 1985 in Kraków. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. Painting diploma supervised by prof. Leszek Misiaka and prof. Grzegorz Bednarski in 2010.