From 1999 to 2005 SIK-ISEA systematically analysed 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 following aspects have been included:
Parallel to these analyses, issues of chronology and authenticity are addressed alongside the research art historians have been contributing to the project Ferdinand Hodler. Catalogue raisonné der Gemälde.