Born on October 25th, 1881, Pablo Picasso is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso’s artistic mediums ranged from paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. Picasso was also at the forefront of the Cubism and is considered one of the founders of the artistic movement. Many in the Chicagoland area may be familiar with Picasso due to his famed unnamed sculpture presiding in front of Daily Plaza in downtown Chicago. Others may have come across some of his other famed works residing in the Art Institute of Chicago. For those interested in learning more about Picasso’s life and artistic works, the Moraine Valley Community College Library holds a wide selection of books, articles, and images in our general collection and library databases. Listed below are several links to a small sampling of the databases offered at the college with additional links to learn more about Pablo Picasso.
Oxford Art Online: This database contains a large number or peer-reviewed articles and a vast trove of images of artistic works. Linked below is an article providing the history of Pablo Picasso and his place in art history.
Art and Architecture in Video: Collection of documentaries and interviews detailing art history, theory, and artistic practices. Linked below is a short informational video on Pablo Picasso and his artistic works.
Credo Reference: Collection of reference books spanning across a wide range of subjects. Linked below are several possible articles of interest relating to Pablo Picasso and his artistic work.
JSTOR Arts and Sciences: Academic database containing scholarly articles and images spanning across many subjects. Linked below are images of Pablo Picasso artistic works.
Hoopla: Digital media service offered to library patrons, providing access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and TV shows. Linked below are ebook titles relating to Pablo Picasso.