LANDSCAPE - The La Boiselle Bowl. (Photo © National Gallery of Ireland).
To coincide with the current exhibition Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen, curated by Donal Maguire and to mark the centenary of William Orpen’s service as an official war artist in WWI, the National Gallery of Ireland commissioned Garrett Phelan to produce a new artwork in response to William Orpen’s experience of visiting the Somme in the aftermath of the battle. Phelan was fascinated by Orpen’s paintings and has created two new works under the collective title I HAVE NO RIGHT TO BE SO NEAR. For more information please click on the links below.