Onofrio Martinelli

1900 - 1966

Artist biography

Onofrio Martinelli was a creative visual artist. Born in 1900, Onofrio Martinelli passed away in 1966. Artists Lu Shulun, Hana Dostalova, Luise Grimm, Grigory Lvovich Kigel, and Marmaduke Miller are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Onofrio Martinelli

Onofrio Martinelli was born in 1900 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1920s. Key artistic innovations that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be developed during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Major shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The main focus for art at the time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine developed methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Onofrio Martinelli

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