Contrapposto

Michelangelo, David, 1501-1504 - Contrapposto

Contrapposto

By Dan Scott / May 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Contrapposto is Italian for “opposite” or “counter”. In art, it refers to the natural standing position of the human body, with weight leaning on one leg and a shift in the body to counter this. Michelangelo’s David is a perfect example of this. Putting the weight on one leg forces David’s hips, spine and shoulders … Read more

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