Hear from Dr Kyla McFarlane, Curator of Academic Programs (Research) as she delves into the mysterious oil on canvas work ‘The Coat’ by Melbourne-based artist Helen Maudsley. Fascinated by Maudsley’s keen sense of depth and elusive visual language, Kyla contemplates the act of staring at the work, taking time with it rather than just glancing at it; allowing oneself to get lost in the detail, experiencing each element of the composition as well as the impact of the work in its entirety.
The Coat 1998
oil on canvas
The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Helen Brack 2012
© the artist