Your research may lead you to investigate both primary and secondary resources.
Primary resources are the basic evidence for any good research project, and can come in many formats: documents from archives, interviews or eyewitness accounts, letters, diaries, newspaper articles, video footage, etc.
This book contains primary resources in the form of
written correspondence between Pablo Picasso and
Another resource you may find helpful when searching for your textual primary source is the Fordham Internet History Sourcebook. This site contains primary source documents from Ancient, Medieval and Modern times.
Secondary resources are also valuable to use as sources for your paper, and are works that interpret, analyze, and often synthesize primary source materials to give a broader understanding of a certain topic. These may come in the form of scholarly books or journals. They often cite primary source materials, but are a step removed from those events.
This book is an example of a secondary resource: a
scholar presenting criticism and interpretation of the
artwork of Pablo Picasso.
There are some other LibGuides (research guides) at the University of Pittsburgh that you may find helpful. At pitt.libguides.com, search by subject under "Art and Architecture" or browse by "art." Here are a few that you may find useful for this class or Dr. McAlister's other classes.