Meaning of contrapposto

con•trap•pos•to

Pronunciation: (kōn"tru-pos'tō), [key]
— pl. -tos.
  1. a representation of the human body in which the forms are organized on a varying or curving axis to provide an asymmetrical balance to the figure.
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