Shelly Bartolini


Artist biography

Shelly Bartolini is an established contemporary visual artist, Shelly Bartolini was born in 1920. Artists Federico Boriani, Olivier Debré, Dulcie Bella Cranston, Pete Alvarado, and Diana Maxwell Armfield are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Shelly Bartolini

Born in 1920, Shelly Bartolini was largely influenced by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the leading artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread worldwide. In Mexico, artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera integrated a number of these principals into their radical political ideologies to develop a innovative kind of magic realism.