is depicted at the split second when he is about to begin the release and
throw of the discus. The figureís sense of movement is represented in the
uneven footing, body pose which cannot be held for more than a second,
stretching of ribcage on his left side and contraction of ribcage and muscles
on his right, the tension of the muscles in the hand holding the discus and
left arm used for balance. Every hill and valley is appropriately tensed or
relaxed, contracted or expanded. These bodily elements accurately reflect the
narrative intended. Though the pose is transitory (the position could not be
held for any length of time), it nonetheless constitutes a balanced
composition. The arc created from the discus through to the arm, shoulder,
other arm, hand, back calf and foot is balanced by a shorter and thicker arc
created from the head down to the neck, torso and into the hip.
right arm and chest curve in sympathy with the figureís left leg; the tension
in his weight bearing right leg is balanced by the left side of the chest.