If this was considered frivolous and immoral after the French Revolution, it experienced a renaissance in the 19th century and was extremely present during Renoir's lifetime. Trained as a porcelain painter, he himself was very familiar with the motif world of artists such as Antoine Watteau, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Renoir shared with the Rococo a preference for certain subjects: Among them are strollers in parks and on the banks of rivers, the outdoor rest or the garden party. In addition, he also frequently devoted himself to depicting domestic scenes and repeatedly dealt with family togetherness as well as intimate moments such as bathing, reading, or making music. In addition to his orientation towards the Rococo world of motifs, Renoir particularly appreciated the loose and sketchy painting style as well as the radiant colorfulness of these works, which were exemplary for him as well as for numerous other artists in the Impressionist environment. Starting with important works of art from the Städel Collection, such as Renoir's After Lunch, 1879, or Antoine Watteau's The Embarkation to Cythera, ca. 1709-1710, the exhibition presents a total of around 120 outstanding paintings, works on paper, and craft objects from international museums, including the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, as well as from private collections. "Renoir. Rococo Revival" thereby comprehensively presents the complex reception history of the Rococo in 19th-century France. Through apt juxtapositions of Renoir's art with 18th-century works as well as those of his contemporaries-Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Berthe Morisot-an overview emerges of the multi-layered engagement with Rococo in Impressionism.