By Gina Parr
Oil and acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 x 4.4 cm / 39.3 x 39.3 x 1.7 in
Executed in 2015
Ships in a crate
“Saudade", is from the series Spatial history, a series of the Artist's autobiographical landscapes, with emotional, personal connection to significant place identity. Familiar loved places, people, events and the passage of time, leaving an atmosphere of nostalgia and saudade.
Saudade is a Portuguese word that claims no direct translation in English, which describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It brings sad and happy feelings together, sadness for missing and happiness for having experienced the feeling; a bitter sweetness.
Signed and dated on the side of the canvas the painting is ready to hang. The canvas is deep edged which shows small signs of the working process to the canvas side.