This weekend I will have a jam packed studio with Lucy Costigan, Raymond McGovern, Theresa Cullen and Micheal Cullen all joining me in the studio. They have all been embarking over the past two years on a fantastic exploration of the work of Harry Clarke, one of Ireland's artistic heroes. This has culminated in a book, film and website documenting their work and their discoveries on his work.
A little about the star of the show:
Harry Clarke (1889-1931) created spectacular stained-glass windows for churches
and private patrons in Ireland, England, the United States and Australia. Born in
Dublin in 1889, Clarke developed a unique style and technique in stained glass that
combined deep rich colours with beautiful, elongated figures that exuded poise and
grace. His deep blues and ruby reds became the hallmark of his work. Clarke is
considered to rank among the masters of stained glass, with Tiffany, Burne-Jones and
the medieval colourists.
You'll find examples of his work over on their website http://www.harryclarke.net/
Here us all talking live about this marvellous adventure on Liffey Sound, this Sunday, at 4pm. (5am in Alaska)