Above: Model for the 1953 Angel Choirs fresco. This model, painted with tempera on black paper measures about 20" in length. It served as a guide for the finished work. This model was saved and retained by our classmate, Bartholomew Zuzik, who later departed from monastic life and moved to the UK.
Left. The base photo for this picture was taken at the actual site after the first mural was replaced with a later version. I superimposed the model on the original image to give us a view of approximately how the first mural looked when it was completed in 1953.