Masterworks.....Universal Concepts.....Big Ideas......Essential Questions

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"The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas never returns to its original size"                               Oliver Wendell Holmes  (via Darby Jones)

Big Ideas.....

Rosetta Stone

Rose Marie is a 1936 black-and-white musical film starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy....Features "Indian Love Call"

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This website is devoted to the identification and analysis of key Masterworks, Universal Concepts, and Essential Questions in all subjects and disciplines, including the arts. It is an integral part of my larger, original website at

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Raphael - The School Of Athens

Masterworks are intrinsically interesting and important.  They are powerfully useful in guiding arts integrated instruction and learning.  Some of the Masterworks on this website appear individually, some in related collections, and some with links to more information or analysis.

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Big Ideas, Concepts, Character Traits, and Key Words

Masterworks & Big Ideas for Each Subject

Paintings with Music:

Starry Night

Mona Lisa

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