INSTRUCTIONS: Read Pollock?s article carefully. It is helpful to take notes while reading in order to organize your thoughts. Answer the prompt in the format of a two-page, double-spaced, typed essay. Remember to edit and check your so that it reads as nicely as possible.
What does Pollock refer to when she discusses ?the avant-garde gambit?? Give some examples of how nineteenth century artists participated in ?the avant-garde gambit.? Explain Pollock?s feminist critique of Gauguin?s painting ?The Spirit of the Dead is watching.? Can you think of any contemporary artists/entertainers/athletes/public figures who participate in ?the avant-garde gambits??