oh my goodness i just love art vs. art! i find it so much fun to connect and compare two similar bodies of work from two different artists. i should point out that i am in no way suggesting that an idea has been "done already" or that one is "better than the other." i think we just live in a big wide world full of inspiration and it's inevitable that some people will come up with the same idea. except the result isn't the same. to me the fun comes in comparing how two different minds express their thoughts on one subject matter.
today's art vs. art is the perfect example. both ali cavanaugh and jeff ramirez paint portraits of people avoiding the "camera." maybe they are avoiding the viewer, or replications of their self, or maybe it's themselves that are hiding from. both artists create characters that are seemingly annoyed by the intrusion, and others still who appear playful.
i'm pretty hung up on these images by ali cavanaugh myself. it's mostly an aesthetic thing because i enjoy the bright airy atmosphere. and i mean - socks on your hands? what could possibly be better?
which works do you prefer and why? tell me why! :)