Art History Moment: After careful consideration and great humility I've decided that I'm going to post with proper credit images that could be a little risky. I think it should be fine because it's purely instructional. I'm not out to make a buck off of anyone's images. Therefore, I'm going to show you the "Daybreak" painting.
Now, the model for the girl on the ground happened to be Susan Lewin, Maxfield Parrish's mistress. The other girl, I believe is his daughter. There was another figure but she didn't make it into the final painting. Susan Lewin was the model for many of his works-even the men. The composition for this painting is built around the "Golden Mean". This technique is based around the perfect symmetry in nature and is actually a mathematical formula. I don't want to get into that now as this is supposed to be only a "moment" but later on I'll do that. Just realize that we are attracted to this painting for a reason. Also-notice anything about what I was talking about before? Lots going on but then there is the peaceful sky-the rest for the eye. Makes sense, doesn't it?