Contrapposto (Italian for ‘counterpoise’) is a sculptural technique depicting humans resting their weight on one leg, with the other bent at the knee.

Developed by the Ancient Greeks, Contrapposto, an Italian term meaning "counterpoise," is used in the visual arts to describe a human figure standing with the majority of its weight on one foot. This posture causes the shoulders and arms to twist away from the hips and legs in the axial plane.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.