Contrapposto



[kohn-truh-pos-toh] /ˌkoʊn trəˈpɒs toʊ/

noun, plural contrappostos. Fine Arts.
1.
a representation of the human body in which the forms are organized on a varying or curving axis to provide an asymmetrical balance to the figure.
/ˌkɒntrəˈpɒstəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
(in the visual arts) a curving or asymmetrical arrangement of the human figure with the shoulders, hips, and legs in different planes
n.

1903, from Italian contrapposto, past participle of contrapporre, from Latin contraponere (see contraposition).

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