The two professors, working with a team of students from Columbia and Barnard through the Italian Academy’s Advanced Program of Ancient History and Art, as well as other universities, completed fieldwork in Tivoli during the summers of 2014 and 2015. They will return in June to continue the excavation of two less explored parts of the villa. The first is the Lararium, possibly a shrine to the household gods called Lares located near the Great Vestibule, the main entrance to the villa and crucial center for rituals governing access to the complex..
Gil Anidjar, professor in the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, also is affiliated with the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. The undergraduate courses he teaches range from Religion 101 and Literature Humanities to Freud and Derrida. His graduate courses include a seminar on political theology.
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Pierre Auguste Renoir prints reproduce images that defined the Impressionist movement. Renoir began painting in a time in which dark colors and realistic artwork were dominant. Along with Monet, Sisley, and Bazille, Renoir worked primarily outdoors, trying to capture life in the moment and the different effects of light, often using quick brushstrokes to accomplish this.
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