"I worked at series about witchcraft for more then 15 years. As every history-painter, I collected an information about the epoch. It is not a secret that my predecessors of XIX century made many mistakes in details. So a world of my pictures contained a visual information, found in museums or in ancient engravings. I tried to restore a dress, interiors, coiffures and torture instruments as it was. My art-work went with work of a writer. The documentary monograph «Witch Trials» is a peculiar commentary to the painting."