The Significance of Contrapposto in Art

Sculptural revolution expressed by a twist in the human body

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

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