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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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N.- A position of the depicted human body (as in late Renaissance painting and sculpture) in which twisting of the vertical axis results in hips, shoulders, and head turned in different directions.

Usage examples (16)
  • David-the naturalistic stance known as contrapposto
  • I found a photo of an old sculpture of a female model in the classic contrapposto pose.
  • I think it may in fact have been the contrapposto that signaled ‘gayish’ to the kid.
  • Cast in the contrapposto style, the David has captivated the public from the moment it was unveiled in 1504. for more
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