From 1999 to 2005 SIK-ISEA carried out a systematical technical study of about 120 paintings by Ferdinand Hodler (1853–1918) using art technology. Some of the findings from those analyses were published in 2007 in Kunsttechnologische Forschungen zur Malerei von Ferdinand Hodler, which appeared as volume 1 in the series «KUNSTmaterial». The work now continues with an evaluation of the archived findings and test results. The focus will be on the following aspects:
Parallel to these analyses, issues of chronology and authenticity are addressed to assist the research of the art historians working on the project Ferdinand Hodler. Catalogue raisonné der Gemälde.