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One weakness of the pose from the engineering point of view is that by definition it creates an uneven distribution of weight, placing the statue in danger of collapse. Expect to see the weight-bearing leg on classical examples propped up with strategically-placed carvings of rocks, columns, or small tree trunks (this can be seen on Michelangelo's statue of David). Modern examples may be supported by sturdier materials or internal reinforcement, and therefore this addition is unnecessary.

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One weakness of the pose from the engineering point of view is that by definition it creates an uneven distribution of weight, placing the statue in danger of collapse. Expect to see the weight-bearing leg on classical examples propped up with strategically-placed carvings of rocks, columns, or small tree trunks (this can be seen on Michelangelo's statue of David). Modern examples may be made of different materials or supported by sturdier materials or internal reinforcement, and therefore making this addition is unnecessary.


One weakness of the pose from the engineering point of view is that by definition it creates an uneven distribution of weight, placing the statue in danger of collapse. Expect to see the weight-bearing leg on classical examples propped up with strategically-placed carvings of rocks, columns, or small tree-trunks (this can be seen on Michelangelo's statue of David). Modern examples may be supported by sturdier materials or internal reinforcement, and therefore this addition is unnecessary.

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One weakness of the pose from the engineering point of view is that by definition it creates an uneven distribution of weight, placing the statue in danger of collapse. Expect to see the weight-bearing leg on classical examples propped up with strategically-placed carvings of rocks, columns, or small tree-trunks tree trunks (this can be seen on Michelangelo's statue of David). Modern examples may be supported by sturdier materials or internal reinforcement, and therefore this addition is unnecessary.


One weakness of the pose from the engineering standpoint is that by definition it creates an uneven distribution of weight, placing the statue in danger of collapse. Expect to see the weight-bearing leg on classical examples propped up with strategically-placed carvings of rocks, columns, or small tree-trunks (this can be seen on Michelangelo's statue of David). Modern examples may be supported by sturdier materials or internal reinforcement, and therefore this addition is unnecessary.

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One weakness of the pose from the engineering standpoint point of view is that by definition it creates an uneven distribution of weight, placing the statue in danger of collapse. Expect to see the weight-bearing leg on classical examples propped up with strategically-placed carvings of rocks, columns, or small tree-trunks (this can be seen on Michelangelo's statue of David). Modern examples may be supported by sturdier materials or internal reinforcement, and therefore this addition is unnecessary.

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One weakness of the pose from the engineering standpoint is that by definition it creates an uneven distribution of weight, placing the statue in danger of collapse. Expect to see the weight-bearing leg on classical examples propped up with strategically-placed carvings of rocks, columns, or small tree-trunks (this can be seen on Michelangelo's statue of David). Modern examples may be supported by sturdier materials or internal reinforcement, and therefore this addition is unnecessary.


* The woman in Creator/WilliamAdolpheBouguereau‘s ''Art/TheReturnOfSpring'' stands in this pose, favoring her left leg and bending her torso to the left.

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* The woman in Creator/WilliamAdolpheBouguereau‘s Creator/WilliamAdolpheBouguereau’s ''Art/TheReturnOfSpring'' stands in this pose, favoring her left leg and bending her torso to the left.


* The woman in ''Art/TheReturnOfSpring'' stands in this pose, favoring her left leg and bending her torso to the left.

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* The woman in Creator/WilliamAdolpheBouguereau‘s ''Art/TheReturnOfSpring'' stands in this pose, favoring her left leg and bending her torso to the left.



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* The woman in ''Art/TheReturnOfSpring'' stands in this pose, favoring her left leg and bending her torso to the left.


* ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel'': A lot of covers seem to show Millie or other models in this pose, suggesting action while making them look appropriately elegant.

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* ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel'': A lot of covers seem to show Millie or other models in this pose, suggesting action while making them look appropriately elegant. Likewise, ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' is sometimes depicted shifting into contrapposto.


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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': When Queen Elsa is feeling at her most assertive and confident, she often falls into some version of this pose (while her sister Anna tends to a more flat-footed stance).

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': ''WesternAnimation/Frozen2013'': When Queen Elsa is feeling at her most assertive and confident, she often falls into some version of this pose (while her sister Anna tends to a more flat-footed stance).



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* ''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Wonder Woman 600]]'': Phill Jimez's two page spread depicts Etta with all her weight on her right leg with her left leg slightly forward and to the side.


* ''[[Art/TheBirthOfVenusBotticelli The Birth of Venus]]'' demonstrates a very relaxed version of the pose.

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* Botticelli’s ''[[Art/TheBirthOfVenusBotticelli The Birth of Venus]]'' demonstrates a very relaxed version of the pose.pose. [[Art/TheBirthOfVenusBouguereau Bouguereau‘s treatment of the same subject]] is similarly relaxed.



* The ''Art/VenusDeMilo'' is dynamic, sexy, and has some complex drapes over the bent leg.

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* The ''Art/VenusDeMilo'' is dynamic, sexy, and has some complex drapes over the bent leg.
leg. And the ''Art/AphroditeOfMenophantos'' is yet another LoveGoddess in the pose.



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* ''Film/Emma2020'': In the movie, Emma's watercolour portrait of Harriet is a whole-length in the contrapposto pose. Harriet is slightly turned to one side, standing with one arm relaxed while she's lifting her other arm above her head and is holding a feather. Emma takes Harriet's likeness for Mr Elton's benefit so that he can admire Harriet's beauty. In the novel, Harriet was sitting down in the portrait.


* ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' demonstrates a very relaxed version of the pose.

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* ''Art/TheBirthOfVenus'' ''[[Art/TheBirthOfVenusBotticelli The Birth of Venus]]'' demonstrates a very relaxed version of the pose.


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': When Queen Elsa is feeling at her most assertive and confident, she often falls into some version of this pose (while her sister Anna tends to a more flat-footed stance). Much of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk her dance when performing "Let It Go"]] (once she decides to cut loose) involves variations and approximations of ''contrapposto'' in motion.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': When Queen Elsa is feeling at her most assertive and confident, she often falls into some version of this pose (while her sister Anna tends to a more flat-footed stance). Much of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk her dance when performing "Let It Go"]] (once she decides to cut loose) involves variations and approximations of ''contrapposto'' in motion.
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