"... what has happened is just a miracle. Today in one of the private collections of St. Petersburg is located approximately one hundred and fifty paintings by Lysenko ... "
"When you look at works by Lysenko at once in large quantity, they make a strong, even frightening impression at times. The artist obviously had a catastrophic consciousness which affected both the choice of ideas and subjects for his paintings, entailed supertension in the surface of his paintings, which is seen in the interpretation of plastic elements, in the nervousness of his touch to the canvases, in the irrepressible flow of characters. The world in his paintings is broken into pieces ..."
Ph.D – Art historian and Senior research curator
at the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia