Contrapposto

noun. / ˌkäntrəˈpästō /

1). Contrapposto is an asymmetrical stance in figurative art. It is a “counterpoise” in which the figures shift their weight onto one foot and throw their hips to one side. Contrapposto originated in ancient Greek sculpture and saw a resurgence in the Renaissance. Now, contemporary artists reimagine the pose in the modern day.


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