Contrapposto is an Italian word that literally means &quot;conterpose.&quot; It is a spiral twist pose of the human form, the head and shoulders face in a different direction than the hips and legs. Contrapposto was developed in late ancient Greek era and was much admired and used by Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Verrochio. <br><br>Additionally it can represent the freedom of movement within a figure, as in ancient Greek sculpture, the parts being in asymmetrical relationship to one another, usually where the hips and legs twist in one direction, and the chest and shoulders in another.<br>