sacred icons and panel paintings in egg tempera
"The religious character of art implies merely awareness of the transcendent depth of all that may become an object of art and awe which this awareness awakens in the human soul. In the choice of the object for its inspiration art possesses a supreme freedom of sinlessness and knows how to reach out to what is beyond good and evil. Sin and vice, ugliness and perversity in a sense do not exist for art at all; for all that is touched by the ray of beauty of the Holy Spirit becomes light-bearing and transparent in the crystal of creativeness. Even the darkness in the soul of the artist himself, his impurity and sinfulness , loses its force when passing through the purifying fire of transcendant beauty, if only beauty has really touched him with its wing". Evgueny Lampert.