The look of Margherita de Pahlen, contemplating anything, anywhere, anytime, in the saints and in men, in heaven and on earth, helps us to discover nature as God created it, and where we glimpse the image of paradise. His paintings show that it has the intuition of the eternal laws and final harmonies. They descend the soul feelings that are worthy of it: peace, peace paramount, supreme peace and immutable, absolutely inaccessible to accidents and disorders of the world. And smoothness, as sweetness is the essential and permanent attribute of peace, and simultaneously the cleanest quality of Saint Seraphim painter. "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the terre35.” The meek shall inherit the earth , and spread their dominion over the creatures they have conquered by the shedding of their beatific sweetness by such embraces, such opulence and such joys, inevitably hearts failing them because admirations and intolerances of love.
François Bouchet, Maison de l’Unesco, Paris, Octobre 1996