|A Detail of a Mural by Alexander Cabanel|
|Campaspe by John William Godward|
The primary difference between these Bouguereau images (below) is the development of the darker values. The darkening behind the legs at the bottom helps the "rise" of the figures. However this darkening required Bouguereau to redesign the silhouette of the white drapery to flow behind the mans foot to make it read easier and disengage it from the background thereby adding to the feeling of floating. Additionally it creates an alignment of leg, foot and cloth edge that echos and reinforces the lines of the woman's legs pointing diagonally down to the lower corner and again emphasizes the thrust upward.
|A Bouguereau Finish and sketch painting.|
|A sketch drawing for Herbert Draper's "Flying Fish"|
|Another Bouguereau sketch.|