"Byzantine art is for me the art of arts. Only this art nurtures my soul with its deep and mysterious powers, it quenches the thirst which I feel in the dry desert which surrounds us. Next to Byzantine Art, all other art seems to me light, 'distracted by many things,' while only 'one thing is needful.' That one thing, when it is perceived by someone, it is understood."
Fotis Kontoglou in Byzantine Sacred Art by Constantine Cavarnos