Torso is a concept which refers to trunk of the body of a human being. The torso, therefore, is the body without the legs, arms and head. For example: “Yesterday I was sunbathing without a shirt and I burned my torso”, "The referee took 'hand', but in reality the ball hit the defender's torso", "As the young man covered his head with his arms, the aggressor decided to start hitting him on the torso".
If we analyze the torso in the context of all the body , we can say that the head is on him. On the sides, on the other hand, appear the arms (in the upper area) and the legs (in the lower area).
The torso is made up of chest and of the spine . In this way, many of the organs The most important of the organism are contained in the torso: kidneys , he liver , he stomach , the lungs and the heart , among others.
Currently, most men have a special interest in muscle and strengthen their torso, in order to be able to boast an enviable body and physique. Therefore, they resort to abdominal exercises as well as other exercises such as rotations in segments, push-ups, postures of tables, squats and lunges.
The statues that lack extremities and of head They are called torso: “A Greek torso is displayed at the entrance of the museum”, “In this room we can see ten pictures, a bust and a torso”, "Archaeologists believe that the torso is about three thousand years old".
In this context, one of the best known torsos is the so-called Belvedere Torso . It is a work from Apollonius of Athens which was found in the century XVI .
At first it was thought that it could be an original statue, however, as a result of the latest tests that have been carried out it has gained more weight that, in reality, becomes a copy of another older artistic work, which it would be dated in the second century BC
In the same way, we cannot forget that within the history of art there are many other important torsos, as would be the case, for example, of the work entitled “Torso de hombre” that was made in the 19th century by Jules Desbois, one of the best known collaborators of the famous sculptor Rodin. This work is in what is the Museum d'Orsay in Paris and is considered to be very reminiscent of the aforementioned Torso de Belvedere.
In Spain we must underline the existence of a very important work in what is Iberian art. We are referring to the so-called "Torso del Guerrero", which comes to represent what is the trunk of an aristocrat or prince in which stands out a shell shaped like a wolf's head. It is considered to be from the time of the Scipios and, in the usual way, is in the Monographic Museum of the Alcudia Foundation (Alicante).
Torso of Fruela I it is a sculpture of Miguel Berrocal which is in the city Spanish from Oviedo . It was built in bronze in homage to a monarch of 8th century .