Otto Dix. Portrait of Hugo Erfurth. Techniques and Secrets
Hugo Erfurth with Dog
Otto Dix
Hugo Erfurth with Dog, 1926
Tempera and oil on panel. 80 x 100 cm.
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

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.