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Pablo Picasso was a famous 20th-century Spanish artist.  One of his most well-known surreal paintings, Guernica, was painted in 1937, and now is located in the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, in Madrid, Spain.  Guernica depicts the bombing of a Spanish Basque town called Guernica by fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War, and it symbolizes war’s horrors.       


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Guernica (Subject)
  • Picasso, Pablo (Subject)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N6853 .P5
  • ND553 .P5

Circulating Books and Resources – A Selected List

  • Duane, O. B.  Picasso. 1996.

                         Call Number: N6853 .P5 D82 1996

  • Larrea, Juan.  Guernica: Pablo Picasso. 1947.

                          Call Number: ND553 .P5 L3313

  • Leslie, Richard. Pablo Picasso: A Modern Master. 1996.

                           Call Number: N6853 .P5 L475 1996

  • Nash, Steven A. (Ed.).  Picasso and the War Years: 1937-1945. 1998.

                           Call Number: ND553 .P5 A4 1998

  • Schapiro, Meyer.  The Unity of Picasso’s Art. 2000.

                           Call Number: N6853 .P5 S33 2000

Reference Materials

  • Encyclopedia of Artists. 2000.  

                       Call Number: REF  N31 .E53 2000                              

o   Vol. 4, pgs. 64-65

  • Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (Twelfth Edition). 2005.

                          Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005 

o     Pgs. 1021-1022

  • Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition (Seventh Edition). 2007.

                          Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2007

o   Pgs. 1032-1034

  • The Visual Arts: A History (Seventh Edition). 2005.

                         Call Number: REF N5300 .H68 2005

o   Pg. 831

Research  Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Art Full Text
  • Oxford Art Online

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on June 9, 2010

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