The Significance of Contrapposto in Art

Sculptural revolution expressed by a twist in the human body

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David (1501–1504) by Michelangelo. Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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Kouros, also known as the Kritian Boy, c. 480 BC. Marble fragment. Acropolis Museum, Athens. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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Doryphoros by Polykleitos (Spear Carrier), Roman copy after bronze original of c. 450 BC. National Archaeological Museum, Naples. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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David (1501–1504) by Michelangelo. Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence. Image source Wikimedia Commons
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