Virginia Woolf, “Walter Sickert a Conversation”

Published in 1934 by the Hogarth Press, the essay connects Virginia Woolf to Walter Richard Sickert, whom she, in her diary, calls “my Sickert” (see annotations of Tuesday April 17, 1934) complaining that, with the painter she loves, critics “They are contemptuous” (Friday 2 November 1934).

Reflecting on Mario Praz’s statement that: “Woolf’s technique could approach that of pointillism”, we think that it is composed of “a plurality of isolated moments, randomly put together by the imagination” (again Mario Praz) therefore precisely a sort of…