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‘Zonnebeke’, Sir William Orpen, 1918 | Tate
Sir William Orpen ‘Zonnebeke’, 1918 The Imperial War Museum. Moving on from the French revolution, I decided to focus on the conflict in the First World War. Orpen's painting is different to conventional war paintings as he portrays a silent battlefield and creates quite an eerie atmosphere. The conflict here is not physical, instead it is presented in the aftermath of war .