contrapposto definition

  • noun:
    • the career of a figure in painting or sculpture where hips and feet tend to be turned in a new path from compared to the shoulders and head; the twisting of a figure by itself vertical axis.
    • the positioning of a figure whose hips and feet are twisted away from the direction regarding the mind and shoulders.
    • In pictorial or sculptural composition, the crossing of limbs and contrasting of public which is particularly pronounced within the works of Michelangelo.

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