Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Terms: Contrapposto

Contrapposto / counterpoise..
An Italian term, referring to human figures standing with most of the weight on one feet. Developed by ancient Greeks. It makes the figure look more relaxed.. This technique was lost during the dark ages and was rediscovered during the Italian Renaissance..
An extension of contrapposto, where the body forms a S-curve..
Below Images:
# Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter - by Francois Rude ..
# Rosenberg Fountain - by Franz Machtl..

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