Picasso, born this week in 1881, "was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces during the Spanish Civil War."
The Old Guitarist (1903-4)
An example of one of Picasso's paintings from his "blue period":
In the Library
The library has a number of books about Picasso, his art, and his life. Many of the ones related to his paintings can be browsed in the ND 553 section upstairs.
The library's ARTstor database doesn't feature much of Picasso's work, but it's a great resource for viewing art from hundreds of collections. Try a search for cubism, then limit it to paintings and see what you find.