The Easel

The luminous stained glass of Brian Clarke

Why does stained glass rate so low in art’s pecking order? Not only does it have ancient roots but it was an important part of the work of Mondrian, de Kooning and Matisse. Clark, a leading exponent, believes that stained glass, coupled with architecture, can uplift the urban environment, an art of the whole space. “Once you’ve tasted it, you really want another lick at that lolly.”