Contrapposto


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Contrapposto

The disposition of the human figure in which one part is turned in opposition to another, creating a counterpositioning of the body about its central axis.

Contrapposto

 

in the fine arts, a device used in the representation of a figure, in which one part of the body is posed in opposition to another. For example, the upper part of the body is turned, but the lower part is in a frontal position. Contrapposto animates the rhythm of the figure, conveying a sense of movement or tension. It emphasizes the three-dimensionality of the figure without disturbing the equilibrium of form.

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II servizio di Dio e di Maria e contrapposto al servizio cavalleresco che il poeta offre alla sua signora, che e in realta una forma di schiavitu.
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Gentileschi's study and subsequent rejection of Veronese's composition indicates her lack of satisfaction with the more complex istoria in favor of "composing a concentrated dramatic Contrapposto ..." with a focus on the king and queen (76).
Se puede decir que el fenomeno pictorico y escultorico conocido como contrapposto deriva de la preferencia por la frontalidad y el gusto secundario por las delicias de las vistas oblicuas.
(2) Generally hailed as the first monumental female nude in western art, the Knidia stands in contrapposto, with her head turned to the left.
Finalmente, hay paralelos en la figuracion, en las imagenes de San Juan de Dios y San Isidro, de San Rafael y Santa Maria de la Cabeza, y de la Virgen y San Juan con los Doctores que estan de pie en contrapposto; las composiciones presentan divergencias inevitables en episodios distintos, pero hay posturas paralelas como el enfermo socorrido por san Juan de Dios, recostado como el testigo del martirio de san Andres, ademas de plegados, cabezas y otros detalles.
3, l'arbitrato e esplicitamente contrapposto, assieme alla giurisdizione delle Corti, agli istituti di ADR.
She uses appoggiatura, a musical figure in which a discordant grace note leans into a dominant note of resolution and simultaneously leans her body into the pain of a "broken Hallelujah." While doing so, she adopts the oppositional and asymmetrical posture of contrapposto (Jaeger 8), a standing "counter-pose" where the body shifts weight from one foot to the other and slightly twists the upper torso.
(13) The figura serpentinata on which Hogarth drew was already a figure of contraries, linked with visual contrapposto and rhetorical antithesis, and Renaissance artists variously used it to stress violent contrast or continuity through change; balance or manneristic imbalance; naturalness or art, or their combination in spiritual grace.