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Loading comments… Trouble loading? In this study for his unfinished painting The Battle of Cascina, the young Michelangelo lets his eyes dwell on every ridge and valley of a muscular model's naked back. If you push yourself too much, it's going to be worse. Courbet, prophet of the "real" in 19th-century French art, instead takes an awkward view of her back and makes plain by this rude perspective that he is painting a real woman, not some imagined nymph. In fact, as Boucher and his model prove, it has always been and always will be about sex. It anticipates pointillism, the modern art movement, by viewing nature as a field of dots.