Art History Renaissance to 20th Century

A basic level survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
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  • Professor Kenney Mencher Professor Kenney Mencher Art Educator

    Hi!  I'm Kenney Mencher.  I am a tenured full time professor of  Art and Art History at Ohlone College in Fremont.  My lecture style is casual and clear.  I don't believe in using a lot of jargon or overcomplicated language.  Here's the rest of the stuff you light like to know about me:



    Resume: KENNEY MENCHER
    kmencher@ohlone.edu
    http://www.kenney-mencher.com/

    EDUCATION
     

    1993-1995 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    MFA Painting

    1991-1994 University of California, Davis, CA
    MA Art History -Thesis Title:
    "Vampires, the Audiences they Consume."

    1988-1991 City University of New York, Bronx, NY
    Magna Cum Laude; BA Art History

    1985-1986 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    & Spring 1988

    1981-1985 Art Students' League, Manhattan, NY

    1978-1982 Art & Design High School, Manhattan, NY


    EMPLOYMENT
     

    1999-Present Associate Professor of Art & Art History, Ohlone College, Fremont, California

    1998-1999 Instructor of Art History & Western Civilization, San Francisco University High School

    1996-1998 Assistant Professor of Art & Art History, Texas A&M University, Laredo, TX

    1995-1996 Curator of Visual Resources, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    1995-1996 Adjunct Instructor, University of Chicago, IL

    EXHIBITIONS: Solo and Two Person 2012 Ohlone College, Fremont CA
    Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation  and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist.
    (Solo)

    2012 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento CA
    Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation  and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist.
    (Solo)

    2012 Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA
    Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation  and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist.
    (Solo)

    2012 Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos CA 
    Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation  and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist.
    (Solo)

    2011 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
    Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation  and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist.
    (Solo)

    2009 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
    In Black and White: Monochromatic Paintings by Kenney Mencher and Caroline Meyer

    2009 Dahlia Woods Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    Cool Shades, Kenney Mencher and Linda Sheets

    2008 Art Museum of Los Gatos, California Sex, Politics and Misogyny Peter Langenbach and Kenney Mencher

    2008 Sequential Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon
    Cads and Coquettes
    (Solo)

    2008 Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, California
    Lovers and Liars
    (Solo)

    2007 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    Faces and Farces
    (Solo)

    2007 Dahlia Woods Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    The Return of the Maltese Falcon
    (Solo)

    2007 Gallery 2611, Redwood City, California
    Clichés and Characters
    (Solo)

    2006 Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Kenney Mencher: Recent Work
    (Solo)

    2006 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    Apperceptions and Allegories
    (Solo)

    2006 Norton Studio Gallery, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
    Being There
    (Solo)

    2006  Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland, CA
    Similes and Sayings
    (Solo Show)

    2006  Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
    Mixed Metaphors
    (Solo Show)

    2005  Dig Fine Art, Providence, RI
    Clichés & Proverbs
    (Solo Show)

    2005 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    Hamlettes on Wry
    (Solo Show)

    2005 Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA
    (Solo Show)

    2004 Louie-Meager Art Gallery, Gary Soren Smith Center, Ohlone College, CA
    Dress Code
    (Solo Show)

    2004  STRS Gallery, Sacramento, CA

    2002  Louie Art Gallery, Ohlone College,  Fremont, CA
    Too Knew: Kathryn Frank and Kenney Mencher

    2001  Craighead-Green, Dallas, TX
    Kenney Mencher and Connie Connally

    1997 Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX
    Art Department Teaching Gallery
    Relationships
    (Solo Show)

    1997 Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX
    Noir Images
    (Solo Show)

    1994 Brody Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH
    Androgynous Paintings of V.
    (Solo Show)

    1993 Garden Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    California Landscapes
    (Solo Show)


    EXHIBITIONS: GROUP

    2011 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
    The Men's Room

    2010 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA 
    Go Figure

    2010 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, California, 
    Resurgence

    2008 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, 
    California Figurative Works by Gallery and Guest Artists

    2007 Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM 14th 
    14th Annual Realism Invitational 2007

    2006 Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM
     13th Annual Realism Invitational

    2006  Triton Art Museum, Santa Clara, CA
    Beyond the Likeness: Self Portraits by California Artists

    2006 Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA
    The Go Figure Show: Artistic Interpretation of Figure Elements

    2005 Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM
     12th Annual Realism Invitational

    2005  Blue Line Gallery, Atlanta, GA
     Grand Opening Group Show

    2004 Craighead-Green, Dallas, TX

    2004  Red Ink Studio, San Jose, CA

    2003 Hang Gallery Palo Alto, CA
    One More Thing Before I Go

    2003 Hang Gallery San Francisco, CA
    Can't Sleep

    2002  Hang Gallery San Francisco, CA
    Small Works

    2002 The Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    The View from Here: Anna Conti, Joel Tarbox and Kenney Mencher

    2002 Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
    Painting

    2002 Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
    Faces
    2001 Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX
    Connie Connaly and Kenney Mencher

    2001 Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    The Figurative Show

    2000 Bryant Gallery, Jackson, MI
    Works on Consignment

    2000 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Small Works

    2000 Hanson Gallery, Knoxsville, TN
    Faces and Figures

    1999 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    First Annual Realism Invitational

    1999 Craighead/Green Gallery, Dallas TX
    Consignment Works

    1999 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Anniversary Group Exhibition

    1998 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Small Works

    1998 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Nancy Switzer, Milt Kobayashi, and Kenney Mencher

    1998 Craighead/Green Gallery, Dallas TX
    Consignment Works

    1998 Craighead/Green Gallery, Dallas TX
    Michael Magovoro and Kenney Mencher

    1998 Primary Object Gallery, San Antonio, TX

    1996 Martin Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, TX
    Ron Hoover, Katie Pell and Kenney Mencher

    1995 Tangeman Center Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH
    Thesis Exhibit

    1994 Mason Fine Art Gallery, Mason, OH
    Jan Brown Checco, Ken Landon Buck,
    Irwin Greenburg, and Kenney Mencher

    1994 KZF Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
    Manmade and Natural Landscapes

    1994 Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY
    Consignment Artists Show

    1994 Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
    Burrell, Simmons, & Mencher

    1994 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH
    The Innocent Eye Test

    1993 Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

    1992 Images Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1990 The National Arts Club, Manhattan, NY
    Fifteenth Annual Student Exhibition
    Honorable Mention

    1986 Arts Consortium Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
    Monumental Still Life Drawings

    1986 Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy, Cincinnati, OH
    Show in honor of scholarship recipients


    LECTURES & PAPERS DELIVERED
     

    2006 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
    The Figurative Tradition and Realism

    2003 Hang Gallery San Francisco, CA
    Can't Sleep

    2002 Hang Gallery
    Painting

    1999 Guest Lecturer, Sacred Heart High School
    St. Peter's Cathedral

    1999 Guest Lecturer, Sacred Heart High School
    Constantine and Early Christianity

    1998 Guest Lecturer, Sacred Heart High School
    Monasticism/Scholasticism/Catholicism

    1997 Laredo Rotary
    Pompeii as an Artifact of Civic Pride

    1996 Guest Lecturer, Classics Week, Texas A&M University,
    "A Brief Tour of the Acropolis"

    1993 Guest lecturer, University of California, Davis, CA
    "Mannerism and Architecture"

    1992 Guest lecturer, University of California, Davis, CA
    "Art as Ideology"


    AWARDS
     

    1993-1995 Full Tuition Scholarship, University of Cincinnati OH

    1991 Departmental Honors:Art, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

    1991 Geldwerth Scholarship, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

    1990 Jacob Hammer Memorial Award in Playwriting

    English Dept. Lehman College, Bronx, NY

    1990 Raymond J. Sontag Prize History Dept. Lehman College, Bronx, NY

    1986 Tuition Scholarship, Cincinnati Art Academy, OH


    THINGS IN PRINT

    "Renovated Reputations Paintings and Fiction Painted and edited by Kenney Mencher" by Joshua Rose,  American Art Collector February 2012

    Kenney Mencher Renovates Reputations at the Art Museum of Los Gatos
    KQED By Ben Marks | Dec 12, 2011 

    Shotgun Review Kenney Mencher and Carolyn Meyer: in BLACK and WHITE by Mary Anne Kluth Arthaus (Editor's Note: This review was originally intended for publication in Artweek.) July 18, 2009

    ILLUSTRATIONS Jonathan Woods, Bad Juju and other Tales of Madness and Mayhem, (New Pulp Press) 2010 Cover Design and Illustration

    Dave Zeltserman,  21 Tales from the Modern Master of Noir, (New Pulp Press) 2010 Cover Design and Illustration 

    Gil Brewer, Flight to Darkness, (New Pulp Press) 2010 Cover Design and Illustration

    Hannah Gerber, How to Grow Up and other Poems, (Outskirts Press, Denver CO) 2007 Cover Illustration


    COLLECTIONS

    Josh Kornbluth, San Francisco

    Howard Tullman, Chicago

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, CA

    Lester and Eileen Traub, Los Angeles, CA

    Founder's Title & Trust, Sacramento, California

    Mary Kissler, Curator of Print, Art Museum of Auckland, New Zealand

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Art History Renaissance to 20th Century

A basic level survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
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Whether you're looking for a way to pass a college class or just get a clear working idea of the who, what , when, where, and how of art I can help you out!

This is a clear concise series of Art History lectures that cover the major works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.  My lecture style is casual and clear.  I don't believe in using a lot of jargon or overcomplicated language.



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  • SECTION 1:
    Florence and the Beginning of the Renaissance
  • 1
    Study Guide for Classical and Renaissance Stuff
    23 pages

    This is the study guide I give my students who take this for credit. I bet if you fill it out you will understand the content much better! I suggest printing it out and taking notes directly on it as you watch each lecture. Pause the video so you have time to write down your thoughts. Get the rest of the details from the on-line texts.

  • 2
    Renaissance Art Intro to Florence
    24:30
  • 3
    Greek Classic Art: Things you should know before you study the Renaissance
    09:38
  • SECTION 2:
    Classic stuff you should know before you study the Renaissance
  • 4
    13th to 14th C Giotto, Dante and the Arena Chapel
    39:18
  • 5
    13th to 14th C Perspective St Francis Cimabue and Giotto
    33:54
  • 6
    14th C Transitions into Late Gothic to Proto Renaissance Art
    27:22
  • 7
    14th C Iconography Pisano Martini Duccio Giotto Lorenzetti
    24:37
  • 8
    Who is Kenney Mencher (your teacher)?
    05:25
  • SECTION 3:
    15th C Art
  • 9
    15th C Brunelleschi and Florence Cathedral
    12:32
  • 10
    15th C Donatello David and the Feast of Herod
    14:14
  • 11
    15th C Early Northern Renaissance Limbourg Bros Van Eyck Metsys
    39:00
  • 12
    15th C Ghiberti and the Gates of Paradise of Florence Cathedral
    18:38
  • 13
    15th C Linear Perspective Masaccio and Mantegna
    29:44
  • 14
    15th C Mantegna and the Camera Picta
    13:51
  • SECTION 4:
    16th Century Art
  • 15
    16th C Leonardo
    20:38
  • 16
    16th C Women and Art During the Renaissance
    24:09
  • 17
    16th C The Redesign of St Peters During the Renaissance by Bramante and Michelangelo
    18:06
  • 18
    16th C Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel Ceiling
    37:40
  • 19
    16th C Raphael and the School of Athens
    11:13
  • 20
    16th C Michelozzo Palazzo Medic Riccardi and Alberti Palazzo Rucellai Architecture
    11:33
  • 21
    16th C Printmaking The Reformation Durer Cranach and Holbein
    39:23
  • 22
    16th C Netherlandish Renaissance Art of Bosch
    31:14
  • 23
    16th C Michelangelo and the Last Judgment
    14:30
  • 24
    16th C Michelangelo and the Birth of Mannerism in Architecture at San Lorenzo
    05:10
  • 25
    16th C Mannerism in Painting
    34:33
  • 26
    16th C Mannerism in Architecture
    25:34
  • SECTION 5:
    17th Century
  • 27
    Study Guide for Renaissance through Late Baroque
    33 pages
  • 28
    17th C Baroque Art The Vatican
    19:16
  • 29
    17th C Baroque Art Bernini David and St Theresa
    19:33
  • 30
    17th C Baroque Art The Carracci Farnese Ceiling Self Portrait and Flight to Egypt
    09:45
  • 31
    17th C Baroque Art Caravaggio
    33:19
  • 32
    17th C Baroque Art The Gentileschi
    20:09
  • 33
    17th C Baroque Art Velasquez
    19:07
  • 34
    17th C Baroque Art Rubens
    19:24
  • 35
    17th C Baroque Art Vermeer
    24:02
  • 36
    17th C Baroque Art Versailles
    34:45
  • SECTION 6:
    18th Century
  • 37
    Study Guide Baroque to 18th
    32 pages
  • 38
    18th C Baroque Art Chardin and Greuze
    17:13
  • 39
    18th C French Baroque and Rococo Art
    38:36
  • 40
    18th C History Painting
    08:00
  • 41
    18th C William Hogarth
    29:04
  • 42
    18th C Neoclassical Art
    31:37
  • 43
    18th to 19th C Romanticism Part 1
    32:46
  • SECTION 7:
    19th Century
  • 44
    Study Guide Impressionism to Contemporary
    28 pages
  • 45
    19th C Romanticism Part 2 Walpole Ruskin Turner Goya Gericault
    21:17
  • 46
    19th C Paris Baron Haussmann and Caillebotte
    19:40
  • 47
    19th C French Academic and Romantic Painting and the substyle Orientalism
    25:50
  • 48
    19th C Linear Perspective
    11:00
  • 49
    19th C Realism in Part 1 Daumier Courbet
    28:14
  • 50
    19th C Realism Part 2 Manet
    17:25
  • 51
    19th C Impressionism Degas and Color Theory
    32:01
  • 52
    19th C Impressionism Mary Cassatt
    17:31
  • 53
    19th C Impressionism Monet
    26:16
  • 54
    19th C Rodin
    32:44
  • 55
    19th C Post Impressionism Cezanne
    10:58
  • 56
    19th C Post Impressionism Seurat
    11:28
  • 57
    19th C Post Impressionism Gauguin
    17:01
  • 58
    19th C Technology and Architecture
    15:18
  • 59
    19th C Vincent van Gogh
    25:26
  • SECTION 8:
    20th Century
  • 60
    20th C Expressionism Klimt Munch Kirchner
    31:06
  • 61
    20th Century Picasso
    31:10
  • 62
    20th C DADA
    35:01
  • 63
    20th Century Architecture Modernism Bauhaus DeStijl and International Style
    27:31
  • 64
    20th Century Pollock and Benton
    53:53
  • 65
    20th C Pop Art Rauschenberg Warhol Oldenburg Johns
    35:21
  • SECTION 9:
    MORE TO COME LATER
  • SECTION 10:
    Online Text Book
  • 66
    Classical Greece
    43 pages
  • 67
    The Roman World
    20 pages
  • 68
    Late Gothic to Early Renaissance Art
    42 pages
  • 69
    Renaissance Art
    76 pages
  • 70
    Baroque Art
    36 pages
  • 71
    Rococo
    11 pages
  • 72
    History Painting and Neoclassicism
    48 pages
  • 73
    Moralizing Art in the 1700's
    18 pages
  • 74
    Paris in the 19th Century
    6 pages
  • 75
    Japonism
    9 pages
  • 76
    19th Century America
    22 pages
  • 77
    Post Impressionism
    23 pages
  • 78
    Expressionism
    20 pages
  • 79
    20th Century Art
    274 pages
  • 80
    Online Text Book (Complete without Breaks) 600+ pages
    666 pages

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REVIEWS

  • Vinogradova

    Now it works for me, at least videos. Very interesting, thank you. Though, the document files are not downloaded:(

  • David Barela
    Marvelous!

    This art history survey course as taught by Professor Kenney Mencher is superb. His teaching style is clear and precise yet lighthearted and friendly. Thank you Professor Mencher.

  • Mehmet Erdemsoy
    juat perfect

    It is a perfect overview of the art history by an artist. It scratches the surface of art history enough to give you a solid overview and starting-point to learn further. I advise this course to everyone who wants to have a basic understanding of art or just wants to learn art and art history. The lecturer is great.

  • Annette Dorsky
    Brilliant and comprehensive course.

    This is an amazing course. Thank you Kenney Mencher. Fantastic course. What a gift!

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