Saudade (1899). José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (Brazilian, Realism, 1850 -1899). A young woman laments an absent lover, reading perhaps a letter from him. Saudade is a Portuguese word that roughly translates as “the love that remains”—a recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It is a nostalgic longing. Almeida Júnior would become popular for painting rural figures.