Monday February 17, 2020

Capturing the stained glass master’s darkly luminous world

Harry Clarke’s stunning images are presented in a new book

15th December, 2019
Angel of peace and hope (1919).

Harry Clarke needs no hype. One glimpse of the hypnotic eyes he created in stained glass and you’ll be converted. Dark Beauty, the latest title to celebrate his genius, focuses on the duality of his work – heavenly beings juxtaposed with macabre creatures from the netherworld – including a terrifying self-portrait, while shining a light on the minute details that dwell in the background: motifs, flora, fauna and diminutive characters, easily missed due to the...

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