The Ida Appelbroog exhibition, Monalisa, draws parallels between the artist and Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, according to the blogger at Art Kvetching.
And Appelbroog reportedly found refuge — and inspiration — in the bathroom.
The figure in Appelbroog’s art is described as challenging “us to keep looking.” Woolf does the same with her writing. By going inside the minds of her characters, she challenges us to look inside ourselves.
Meanwhile, The Guardian reports on a writers’ charity that is offering a female writer the chance to get out of the bathroom and into rent-free accommodation in Church Cottage in leafy Clifford Chambers, near Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Hosking Houses Trust, the provider of the grant, was also inspired by Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. Besides a completely equipped cottage in rural England, the trust’s award includes £750 a month and use of a rowboat.
The offer is open to women age 40 and over who write in English. April 12 is the application deadline. Read more.