4 June to 15 September 2013
Advance purchase is recommended
<exchanging gazes> 6: Reflections. From Van Eyck to Magritte
New Display of the Collections
From 10 June to 15 September 2013
The technical study of the painting Hugo Erfurth with Dog presents detailed information about the research conducted by the Conservation Department of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum to shed light on the creative process, techniques and materials used by Otto Dix.
The ensuing exhibition and publication display the results obtained in the Museum’s laboratory using X-radiography, infrared photography and microsamples, which have been crucial in identifying the working technique and the material composition, as well as the distribution of strata in the painting.
Non-destructive techniques are employed based on exposing the work of art to electromagnetic radiations of different wave-lengths (close-up infra-red, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays).
Through these techniques an image is obtained whose subsequent treatment will produce comprehensive information on the work.