The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum attempts to document and explain its technical analysis methods, which are essential for determining the restoration treatments that need to be applied and provide a wealth of historical information. Knowing the techniques and materials used by artists is vital in order to save an artwork from further deterioration. By exploring the creative process, we can crack open a door to the artist’s mind and his time and gain a deeper understanding of the work and its context.
In these parts, visitors will be able to peruse a small selection of images which illustrate interesting aspects of the study, explain the methodology used and reveal the excellent quality of a painting that is difficult to appreciate as a whole, given the profusion of elements and information it contains.
Study of the radiographic image