Contrapposto

 This marble figure possesses a quintessential example of the contrapposto pose. © Ricardo André Frantz  tetraktys ,  (CC BY 2.5)

This marble figure possesses a quintessential example of the contrapposto pose. © Ricardo André Frantz tetraktys, (CC BY 2.5)

(n.): the asymmetrical posture involving the upper body twisting offset to the lower body, usually used in an art history context

Ex: The contrapposto pose imbues marble figures with lifelike realism. 

Keith Blackmer