Saudade

“Saudade” is a feeling that has no English translation, a kind of nostalgic memory of a moment, someone, or in this case, a place. The series “Saudade” by Panmela Castro are sets of landscapes painted in memory of affective places from past moments.

The first set in the series are 12 oil paintings of the clichéd landscape from his former studio in Rio de Janeiro.

"Saudade I", oil on canvas, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2021. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade II", oil on canvas, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2021. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade III", oil on linen, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2021. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade IV", oil on linen, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2021. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade V", oil on canvas, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade VI", oil on linen, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade VII", oil on canvas, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade VIII", oil on linen, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade IX", oil on linen, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade X", oil on linen, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade XI", oil on canvas, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro

"Saudade XII", oil on canvas, 19,7 x 51,2 in, 2022. Ph: Acervo Panmela Castro