contrapposto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian

Noun[edit]

contrapposto (plural contrapposto or contrapposti)

  1. (art) The position of a figure whose hips and legs are twisted away from the direction of the head and shoulders.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contra- +‎ posto

Verb[edit]

contrapposto m (feminine contrapposta, masculine plural contrapposti, feminine plural contrapposte)

  1. past participle of contrapporre
  2. past participle of contrapporsi

Adjective[edit]

contrapposto m (feminine contrapposta, masculine plural contrapposti, feminine plural contrapposte)

  1. contrasting
  2. opposing, opposed