Contrapposto is is an Italian term that means counterpoise. It is used in the visual arts to describe a human figure standing with most of its weight on one foot so that its shoulders and arms twist off-axis from the hips and legs. This gives the figure a more dynamic, or alternatively relaxed appearance. It can also be used to refer to multiple figures which are in counter-pose (or opposite pose) to one another.
Kontrapost je usklađena ravnoteža u odnosu između istodobnih pokreta figure usmjerenih u suprotnim pravcima. Stav tijela kada je težina prebačena na jednu nogu, suprotna linija bokova i ramena.