Matisse and Picasso

Fall 2013

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-456; Natasha Staller (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Sara Smith.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Primary Sources
  • Web Resources
  • Journals

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Art Abstracts (1984 to present)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (1974 to present)
Citations to and abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art; some entries date back as far as the late 1960s.

Arts & Humanities Database
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art (1973 to present)
Bilingual database on the history of post-classical western art. Also includes RAA (Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie) from 1973 to 1989 and RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art) from 1975 to 1989.

Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)


Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

Art in the Modern Era: a guide to styles, schools and movements, 1860 to the present (2002)
Frost reference N6490 .D415 2002

Encyclopedia of World Art
Frost reference x N31 .E4833

Modern Arts Criticism
Frost reference N40 .M63



Amherst College Digital Collections
Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.

Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Primary Sources

A cubism reader: documents and criticism, 1906-1914
N6494.C8 C75 2008

Picasso on art: a selection of views
756.6 P581pi.on (on reserve)

A Picasso anthology: documents, criticism, reminiscences
N6853.P5 P52 1982 (on reserve) 

Web Resources

The Picasso Museum of Málaga

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collections. Includes an article on Picasso.

Picasso page at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website

Musee Matisse De Nice

Matisse: Life and Painting


RIHA Journal
(Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art) is "a peer reviewed Open Access journal featuring new research articles in the history of art and visual culture."