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torso

1. the trunk of the human body
2. a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs

Torso

 

(1) In anatomy, the trunk of the human body without head and limbs.

(2) In the visual arts, a sculptural representation of the human trunk. Classical torsos are parts of ancient statues that have been preserved. Since the second half of the 19th century the torso has often been depicted as an independent genre, making it possible to represent the musculature of the human body more distinctly.

torso

A spiral column, in Medieval and Renaissance architecture.
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Inside the upper torso is a pouch of water, if the astronaut gets thirsty, he or she can sip water through a long straw.
From the Southern Metope, showing a battle between a Centaur and a Lapith, the heads of each left in Athens, but the torsos displayed in the BM.
When interested, people lean their torsos forward and, often, employ gravity-defying gestures, such as raising up on the balls of their feet as they make a significant or emotionally charged point.
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1 -- 3 -- color) New torso mannequins, top, represent the new look of Victoria's Secret's Canoga Park store, as does the polka-dot dog, above, in a display by Traci Bentine, left, and Felicia Jiminez.
In his second exhibition at Ace, Joel Morrison enlarges on the promise suggested in his first show, presenting a series of oddball objects based on heads and torsos that dive into the seemingly tired history of formalist sculpture and painting and dredge up refreshing and quirky treasures.
The group choreography is begun by three men on a diagonal line, who, with heads bowed and arms held tight to their torsos, deliberately raise themselves from the ground, rotating with a steadfastness that is mesmerizing.