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Okhrim Kravchenko's work, like that of other "Boychukism", who learned from their teacher a strong affection for national themes, eternal subjects of folk existence and neo-Byzantism, is characterized by a generalization of images of the world around to the condition of a timeless sign-symbol: subordination of form to idea, rejection of superfluousness, simplification. The artist has been interested in ancient Ukrainian icon painting since his early days, using it as a good basis for his own reflection and search. On his canvases, Okhrim Kravchenko, appealing to iconography, tied the subject to everyday human reality. As a rule, he does not use factory colours, instead making his own, working in the ancient technique of egg tempera, sometimes with watercolour and charcoal on paper. Because of tempera the texture of the works seems to be tactile and velvet. Ohrim Kravchenko's works are mainly decorative, his colour range is cold and restrained, his composition is laconic and flat in character.