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contrapposto

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian

NounEdit

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.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

contra- +‎ posto

VerbEdit

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

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. contrasting
  2. opposing, opposed