Art History Prehistory to the Renaissance

A clear concise history of art since Prehistory until the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance,
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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 Prehistory to the Renaissance

A clear concise history of art since Prehistory until the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance,
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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:
    Online Text Book (Complete without Breaks) 600+ pages
  • SECTION 2:
    Neolithic Cultures: Native American Neolithic Cultures and Prehistoric Europe
  • 1
    1 Anasazi Art
    29:47

     


  • 2
    Reading: Getting Started
    19 pages
  • 3
    2 Navajo Art
    35:52
  • 4
    Anasazi Art
    27 slides

     Transcript with pictures of the Anasazi video.

  • 5
    Art of the Northwest Coast of the Americas
    54:38
  • 6
    4 Prehistoric Art
    28:06
  • 7
    Prehistoric Art
    13 slides

     PDF Document with additional info.

  • 8
    Discussions
    Text
  • 9
    Who is Kenney Mencher (your teacher)?
    05:25
  • 10
    Key Concepts
    Upcoming
    Ideas I use to teach this class.
  • SECTION 3:
    Prehistoric Turkey and Historic Mesopotamia
  • 11
    Fertile Crescent 1
    12:01
  • 12
    Fertile Crescent 2 Cuneiform
    06:24
  • 13
    Fertile Crescent 3 Typical Examples
    13:00
  • 14
    Fertile Crescent 4 Tomb Stuff Lady Puabi
    10:40
  • 15
    Fertile Crescent 5 Kings Naram Sin And Hammurabi
    12:59
  • 16
    Fertile Crescent 6 King Sargon
    05:34
  • 17
    Fertile Crescent
    18 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • SECTION 4:
    Neolithic China and the Early Dynasties
  • 18
    China Neolithic Era Banpo And Longshan
    12:59
  • 19
    Early Dynastic Chinese Art Large Concepts
    12:30
  • 20
    Early Chinese Art Neolithic , Chou , And Shang Periods
    7 pages
    PDF Document with additional info.
  • 21
    Early China Marquis Of Yi
    07:21
  • 22
    Early China Shaman Riding A Dragon Silk Banner
    05:54
  • 23
    Early Chinese Art Shang Dynasty And ( Zhou )
    20 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • 24
    Chinese Bronzes
    12 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • 25
    Early Chinese Art Emperor Qin
    08:53
  • 26
    The Raven And Archer Yi
    2 slides

     A short story that relates to the symbols used on Lady Dai's Banner.

  • 27
    Early China The Han Dynasty Lady Dai
    12:21
  • 28
    Early Chinese Art Qin And Han Periods
    9 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • 29
    Early Chinese Art Han Dynasty
    11 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • SECTION 5:
    Egyptian Art
  • 30
    Egypt And The Birth Of Egyptology
    10:58
  • 31
    Egypt Geography History Mythology Part 1
    15:00
  • 32
    Egypt Geography History Mythology Part 2 Narmer And His Palette
    06:36
  • 33
    Egypt Snefru
    13:42
  • 34
    Egypt Zoser
    09:32
  • 35
    Egypt Snefru and his Three Pyramids
    13:42
  • 36
    Egypt Pyramids At Giza
    19:08
  • 37
    Egypt Akhenaton
    15:23
  • 38
    Egypt Tut
    26:37
  • 39
    Egypt
    17 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • 40
    Akhenaton
    9 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • 41
    Tut
    15 slides

      PDF Document with additional info.

  • SECTION 6:
    Aegean Art And The Cyclades
  • 42
    Cycladic Art
    12:05
  • 43
    Minoan Knossos
    36:09
  • 44
    Mycenaen Cities
    25:54
  • 45
    Minoan Art At Thera Aka Santorini
    11:06

     One of the theories concerning the explosion or eruption at Santorini as being responsible for the destruction of Knossos seems to be false or questionable.  A more reliable theory, based on discoveries concerning the languages of Linear A and Linear B seems to support that Knossos changed hands around 1500 and the Mycenae may have taken over at this point.  I will be udating my videos soon to reflect this.

  • 46
    Cycladic Art
    3 slides

    PDF Document with additional info.

  • 47
    Minoan Art
    14 slides
  • 48
    Mycenaen Cities
    11 pages
  • SECTION 7:
    Greece
  • 49
    Ancient Greek Pottery
    31:49
  • 50
    Greek Pottery
    20 pages
  • 51
    Early Ancient Greek Sculpture Part 1
    18:06
  • 52
    Early Ancient Greek Sculpture Part 2
    14:07
  • 53
    Classical Greek Sculpture and Platonic Philosophy
    24:13
  • 54
    Classical Greek Sculpture into the Late Hellenistic Phase
    21:14
  • 55
    Classic Greek Qualities Symmetry Order and Architecture
    09:37
  • 56
    The Nike Temple and Propylon
    12:31
  • 57
    The Parthenon
    32:25
  • 58
    The Erechtheion
    06:06
  • 59
    Early Greek Sculpture and Architecture
    12 pages
  • 60
    Ancient Greece During its "Classic" or "Golden Age" Focus on the city Athens and its Acropolis
    15 pages
  • 61
    "The Acropolis" The Panathenaic Concept and Victory
    15 pages
  • 62
    "The Acropolis" The Parthenon and its Sculptures
    13 pages
  • 63
    "The Acropolis" The Erectheion and its Caryatids
    3 pages
  • 64
    Sculpture during the "Golden Age of Perikles"
    10 pages
  • 65
    Late Hellenistic Art
    4 pages
  • 66
    Plato and the "Allegory of the Cave"
    5 pages
  • SECTION 8:
    Rome
  • 67
    Roman Sculpture
    19:49
  • 68
    The Ara Pacis
    13:47
  • 69
    The Colosseum in Rome
    12:27
  • 70
    The Pantheon
    10:31
  • 71
    The Arch of Titus
    09:39
  • 72
    Constantine's Basilica and Arch
    21:47
  • 73
    Pompeii Art, Architecture and Decoration Part 1 of 2
    26:22
  • 74
    Pompeii Art, Fresco and Bacchic Rites Part 2 of 2
    16:22
  • 75
    Roman Art and Architecture: Classic Roman Period Art
    14 pages
  • 76
    Pompeii
    14 pages
  • SECTION 9:
    Mesoamerica
  • 77
    Olmec Art
    17:34
  • 78
    Teotihuacan
    20:54
  • 79
    Mayan Art, Numbers, Glyphs, Ball Game and The Popol Vuh
    10:51
  • 80
    Mayan Art at Yaxchilan
    09:32
  • 81
    Mayan Art at Palenque
    11:27
  • SECTION 10:
    Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Art
  • 82
    Roman Art into Early Christian Art
    13:58
  • 83
    Byzantine Art Hagia Sofia
    16:07
  • 84
    Byzantine Art at San Vitale
    20:24
  • 85
    Islamic Art
    30:48
  • SECTION 11:
    Romanesque and Gothic Art
  • 86
    Art During the Middle Ages
    26:59
  • 87
    Romanesque Art
    25:15
  • 88
    Gothic Art and Architecture
    32:00
  • 89
    Late Gothic into the Proto Renaissance
    27:22
  • SECTION 12:
    Look for my next class "Renaissance through Contemporary Art" that I'll be adding soon.
  • 90
    Reading
    Upcoming
  • 91
    Online Text Book (Complete without Breaks) 600+ pages
    278 pages

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    Great Teacher!!

    I took his class a year ago and he is the best teacher I have had hands down. He is very interactive with his students and helps those who have an interest in his class.he makes class exciting and knows how to play around and knows when it's time for a break.

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    Talk about comprehensive... I learned so much!

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