In art, a pose which is asymmetrical in that the figure is twisted around its vertical axis. The hips and legs, shoulders, and head are in somewhat different planes. It is also called "weight shift". It gives a naturalistic look to a human pose, and famous examples are the Venus de Milo and Michelangelo's David. It is seen in painting as well as sculpture.

It is strikingly absent from archaic sculpture, such as Egyptian and Cycladic. Its discovery is one of the many excellences that mark out classic Greek art.

The Italian for 'opposed', 'compared', or more literally "counterposed": past participle of the verb contrapporre. The spelling with one P is seen, but not correct.