Try these EBSCO databases for background art/artist research.
- Art Source- Do a quick search for your topic here to get background information from dictionaries and encyclopedias.
- Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) - Do a search to get started on your topic here. Search your topic (e.g. type "cubism," "rococo," or "picasso") and find a brief wikipedia-like article on it that your can cite as a credible source in your paper.
EBSCO Database Search Page