Art History Renaissance to 20th Century

A basic level survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
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  • Languages English
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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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  • Go to museums and art galleries and really understand what you are looking at.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Florence and the Beginning of the Renaissance
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.

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

Instructor Biography

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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    • Jack Dempsey

    Excellent Course

    A great deal of content--hours and hours. One of the best courses I have taken.

    • C.J. Shane

    excellent

    informative and always interesting

    • Ara Lucia

    Far exceeded my hope for this class!

    He offers a great balance of over-arching themes and ideas across time periods in counterpoint to the nuances and comparisons between artists within each time period. I couldn't be happier with this course! Also the detail is amazing and truly makes the works come to life.

    • 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.

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