Love changes everything, even the threat of becoming dinner in the Brazilian Amazon……
The Amazon teems with legends, fairytales and remarkable true stories. None more remarkable than the story of the Indian’s chief’s daughter who fell in love with a Portuguese aristocrat. This is the story of the Pocahontas of the Amazon, who became a blue stocking.
In this fascinating video highlight from Alison Jane’s forthcoming interview with Brazilian artist Kim Poor, the artist who has spent the last 25 years painting the vanishing world of Amazonia, talks about her own remarkable link to the Amazon and her passion to protect the lungs of the world from deforestation and climate change. Back in the 17th century, her ancestor, Geronimo de Albuquerque, was sent to Brazil from the Portuguese Court to get rid of the Dutch in the north of Brazil. Despite his ferocious, warrior nature, he was captured by a tribe in the rainforest, and would have been eaten, if the chief’s daughter hadn’t fallen madly in love with him, whilst tending to his battle wounds. Watch the video interview to find out what happened to Geronimo and his lady of the forest.
ABOUT ARTIST KIM POOR
Kim Poor is a leading artist, celebrated by Salvador Dali for creating a new, dream-like, ethereal style of painting on glass, which he called Diaphanism. Kim Poor’s exhibition of the Amazonian Indians – Amazonia Imagined – is currently on at Sala Brazil, at the Brazilian Embassy, Cockspur St, London until the end of January 2018. There is a beautiful book to accompany the exhibition by Kim Poor and art critic, Edward Lucie Smith.
More highlights to follow. Look out for the full, fascinating broadcast interview filmed by Troy Aidoo, which will air early in the new year.
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