Avant-garde gambit

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. I recommend reading your work aloud or to a friend, this process often catches many errors.

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?�
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