Art lovers and art history students alike will probably be familiar with the term contrapposto. It’s often used when describing classical, Renaissance, and later paintings and sculptures. But what exactly is contrapposto? Understand this important art history concept through my recent article for DailyArt Magazine.
“Contrapposto 101 – It’s All in the Pose“. Published on DailyArt Magazine, August 31, 2020.
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Published by Alexandra Kiely (A Scholarly Skater)
Alexandra Kiely, aka A Scholarly Skater, is an art historian based in the northeastern United States. She loves wandering down the dark and dusty corners of art history and wholeheartedly believes in visual art's ability to enrich every person's life.
Her favorite periods of art history are 19th-century American painting and medieval European art and architecture. When she not looking at, reading about, writing about, or teaching art, she's probably ice dancing or reading.
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