"Tem gente que é só passar pela gente
que a gente fica contente…
Tem gente que sente o que a gente sente
e passa isto docemente…
Tem gente que vive como a gente vive .
Tem gente que fala e nos olha na face.
Tem gente que cala e nos faz olhar…
Toda essa gente que convive com a gente,
leva da gente o que a gente tem
e passa a ser gente dentro da gente.
Um pedaço da gente em outro alguém."
'JEALOUSY' by Edvard Munch (1895)
I've spoken before how Art features heavily in 'Wave'. Abbie is an artist that was never allowed to become one because of her fears and anxiety. Abbie works hard at keeping it together and contained but magical things happen when artists are allowed to let loose with their brushes, pens, guitars... 'Jealousy' is mentioned when Alex asks Abbie who her favourite artist is. This conversation happens at the end of the chapter I call "The Perfect Morning". This is when seemingly the relationship between them has been defined as friendship and Alex has accepted the boundaries. They have a friction free morning surfing together. Alex is surprised Abbie's favourite is Munch. He thought she's be a "boring Monet girl". Abbie is surprised Alex knows about Art since he's a foul-mouthed, self-entitled, faded rockstar. Deep down Abbie had known for a while he was more than that but she wouldn't be able to compartamentalise him if she admitted it.
So this painting is mentioned with the purpose of tightening the bond between Abbie and Alex but it has a second purpose as well. Foreshadowing. Later that day, Alex goes off with one of Abbie's friends. This is nothing new but that night Abbie is consumed by... jealousy!
I meant every word I wrote about Munch and unlike Abbie, if Alex had invited me to take his private jet to see the Munch Museum, I'd have said yes straight away 😄😄 #art#ArtInspiredByArt#Wave#TheCreativeProcess#books#writing#amwriting#writers#writerslife#munch#munchmuseum#painting#jealousy