|Napoleon (preliminary study)|
|Napoleon (finished version)|
Note how strongly Sokol locates this sketch on the page...
...or how he starts out early identifying and then emphasizing the rhythm and harmony of the human forms:
Like many other artists, Sokol's building blocks contain the DNA of a finished artistic statement.
No matter how small or incomplete, details and fragments such as these can encompass the artist's genetic code and are well worth our attention.