Dear Alumni, dear Friends,
The first highlight at Frankfurt’s Städel in 2022 is devoted to the master of Impressionism and his passion for the Rococo – Pierrre-Auguste Renoir. The exhibition “Renoir Rococo Revival – Impressionism and the French Art of the Eighteenth Century” will show a total of some 120 outstanding paintings, works on paper and handcrafted objects from international museums as well as private collections.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the outstanding painters of French Impressionism – and far more than that. For the first time the Städel Museum will be addressing the surprising references in his art to Rococo painting in a large-scale special exhibition.
Whereas Rococo painting was considered frivolous and immoral after the French Revolution, it underwent a revival in the nineteenth century and was widely visible in Renoir’s lifetime. Trenchant juxtapositions of Renoir’s art with works of the eighteenth century as well as his own contemporaries – Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot – will provide an overview of Impressionism’s intense artistic examination of the Rococo.
We cordially invite you to a guided tour exploring the “Renoir Rococo Revival – Impressionism and the French Art of the Eighteenth Century” at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt on Saturday, 4 June 2022 at 2:45 pm.
We will meet at the Foyer of the Städel Museum at Schaumainkai 63, 60596 Frankfurt am Main (website) at 2:15 pm, 30 min ahead of the tour to allow time for cloakroom and distribution of entrance tickets, so that we can start the tour on time. Please keep in mind that it is the last weekend of the exhibition and thus the museum will be very crowded.
Please register by Thursday, 2 June by completing the online registration form. We encourage you to sign-up early, as we allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis.
The guided tour is free of charge for members of the German Friends of LSE. The participation fee for non-members is €10, which we ask you to transfer to our bank account DE57300700240612018200, reference: Renoir Städel Museum 2022. Alternatively, you can also pay by Paypal to paypal.me/GermanFriendsofLSE. Please state your name and Renoir Städel Museum 2022 as reference.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Frankfurt.
Pia Wagner, President
Manuel Geggus, Vice-President