Arise O Great Zimbabwe

© By Dermot Seymour

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Arise O Great Zimbabwe was created using a unique style of painting known as Photorealism. A cow can be seen to the right of the painting casually observing its surroundings. In the background a military helicopter is flying low over the hills, a common sight during the Troubles. In the foreground a man stands next to a graffitied wall holding a KFC box.

Dermot Seymour portrays the view that cow’s were the silent observers in the countryside while the violence was occuring all around them.

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Oil on canvas


126cm x 94cm




Collection of National Museums of Northern Ireland (gifted by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland)