Talk:Harry Clarke

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Tim Burton[edit]

I was wondering, does anyone know if the illustrations of Harry Clarke (especially his work for Edgar Allan Poe) were an inspiration for Tim Burton? I know Burton is best known as a filmmaker, but if you look at his sketches -- such as those of Jack Skellington -- they bear an uncanny resemblance to Clarke's style. Minaker 11:42, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't this page should be used by makers of the darkness and light to sell dvd's, so would they please refrain from posting reviews of thei film in what supposed to be a biography page. having a link is fine, but don't hijack the whole bloody page!

I think your anger and abusive language is highly inappropriate. Yes, this is a biographical page and Harry Clarke - Darkness in Light' is a biographical production. I think it belongs here because anyone interested in Harry Clarke will be happy to read about the only documentary on his life and work. Joherty 17:58, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

People with an interest in Clarke maybe interested in your film; however the reviews are superfluous and show your motivations are commercially based. This supposed to be an encyclopaedia! If you want to advertise, do so elsewhere

The reviews concentrate on Clarke's work and therefore are far from superfluous. I think your own motivations could be considered suspect since you refuse to sign your comments. As far as I'm concerned the more people who know about Harry Clarke the better and if that includes discovering him through the documentary 'Harry Clarke - Darkness in Light' then all the better. That is my motivation. Joherty

I am sure this situation has become tedious for both of us. The reviews of your film clearly do not refer to Clarke’s work but your own. As stated earlier this is supposed to be an encyclopaedia not an advertising space. I am new to wikipedia editing so I apologise for not signing my posts and my perhaps curt manner. I would like to develop this article further and when I can find time will do so, however your use of this article is clearly an abuse. As a compromise maybe you should create a separate article for film which you could link from this one, maybe along the lines of "the life and work of Clarke as been subject of a documentary by john Doherty entitled darkness and light etc.." and link the title. I think that wikipedia should aim for the highest possible standards and don’t believe that advertising of part this. Can you honestly say that you would expect to find reviews of your film in a main-stream printed encyclopaedia? As an admirer of Clarke’s work I find any attempt to spread knowledge of his art commendable and I am sure your film (based on your reviews, as I have yet to see it) is of high standard, howver, this is an article about Harry Clarke not John Doherty.I hope this issue can be resolved with out mediation. Regards


The situation is tedious in the extreme. First of all the reviews hardly refer to my work - I wish they did! They always focus on the work of Harry Clarke. Secondly, maybe if you spent less time attacking me and more on 'developing this article' my contribution would become more like the footnote it is meant to be and seem less 'abusive'. This is not a 'main-stream printed encyclopedia', there are different rules that you can agree or disagree with or maybe there are no rules at all. One thing I'm certain of is when I replace my edits you will 'have the time' to delete them. Since you haven't even seen the film 'HARRY CLARKE - DARKNESS IN LIGHT' (now available on DVD!!) maybe you should contact me for a copy and I can give you a small discount. joherty

This section is quite confusing:

In 2003 Harry Clarke was the subject of an award-winning documentary by Irish film-maker John J Doherty - 'HARRY CLARKE - Darkness in Light'. It goes some way in attempting to bring the work of the largely neglected Clarke to a much wider audience. (...Visually spectacular and poetically told...)

Also, the external link to the site where this is referenced appears to be broken.

JaeRae 17:05, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

^Yeah, just disregard that message, I don't remember what I was talking about... :D

JaeRae 12:22, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Stained Glass[edit]

In the early twentieth century in Dublin, Ireland, Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) created stained glass windows and panels that are noted for their spectacular colours and the brilliance of the characters created through the medium of glass. Clarke achieved his shimmering colours by applying aciding and platting to flashed glass. His genius as a colourist was matched by his extraordinary artistic ability. He was also an illustrator of books for the London publishers, Harrap & Co., including 'the Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen' (1916) and Poe's 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' (1919). The exquisite panels that Harry Clarke created were often based on scenes from literature. The nine Queens' panels he created for his patron, Laurence Waldron, were hailed as artistic masterpieces. During his short life, Harry created approximately 160 windows for churches and private establishments in Ireland, England, the United States and Australia. Some of his most brilliant work includes 'The Eve of St. Agnes', at the Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery, and 'The Geneva Window', now at the Wolfsonian in Miami, Florida, USA.

I removed this from the Stained glass page where it was far too much about a single artist. Some of it might be incorporated here.

Amandajm (talk) 18:28, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

List of leaded glass windows (by Harry Clarke)[edit]

Just wondering if the list is overly long, or could be compressed in some way? It makes the article rather cumbersome, does anyone have a suggestion for improving the look/flow of the list? I'm planning on working on the biographical part of article and would like to improve the over all readability of it, if anyone is out there! Smirkybec (talk) 19:50, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Date of birth[edit]

Both Harry Clarke's [baptismal] and [birth] certificates state that he was born on 18 March 1889. Yet the article, referring to the Dictionary of Irish Biography, gives his DOB as 17 March 1889. Surely the primary sources are correct.--Damac (talk) 15:12, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Addition to "List of Leaded Glass Windows"[edit]

I did not see the Convent of the Presentation Sisters listed in this table. The convent is now the Diseart Centre for Irish Spirituality and Culture.

According to their webpage, the Sisters commissioned Harry Clarke in 1922 to make the windows.

This convent is located on Green Street in Dingle. Mmele310 (talk) 08:48, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Dingle is located in County Kerry, Ireland Mmele310 (talk) 09:05, 23 February 2018 (UTC)