The artwork “Emulation” by Eugénie Bérubé depicts a scene illustrating a context of a romantic relationship where jealousy is present, but the partners choose to surpass each other in a positive manner. The dominant colors used in the artwork are warm, evoking the warmth and fire of love.
At the center of the artwork, a couple is depicted by two characters, one on the right and the other at the top, holding each other’s arms around each other. Their closeness and physical connection show their focus on each other, highlighting their romantic relationship.
On the left side of the artwork, a third character is depicted with open arms, symbolizing an individual trying to intrude into the couple’s relationship. However, despite this external distraction, the couple remains focused on each other, showing their determination to stay united.
The artwork also illustrates the idea of positive use of emulation in a romantic relationship. The partners mutually inspire each other to achieve their personal goals, represented by professional success in this artwork. They support each other, share their successes and challenges, and encourage each other to improve in their respective careers.
The artwork conveys a message of resilience and conscious choices in a romantic relationship, showing that despite challenges, jealousy can be transformed into a constructive approach of emulation, where partners inspire each other to improve without being based on negative emotions such as unhealthy jealousy.