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?”
INSTRUCTIONS: Read the Pollock article carefully. It is helpful to take notes while reading in order to organize your thoughts. Answer the prompt in the format of a 3 page, double-spaced, typed essay, 12 point font. Use an intro (thesis), body (evidence), conclusion format. Remember to edit and check your so that it reads as nicely as possible. I recommend reading your work aloud or to a friend, this process often catches many errors.