Art Notes

As the evening sun retreats beyond the ship, Susan Constant, and the horizon, a new connection is forming between two distant worlds. The artists at Thomas Kinkade Studios have brilliantly captured one of Disney’s most successful box office hits in one scene entitled, “Pocahontas.”

Immersed in traditional Kinkadian light reflecting off the water and illuminating the entire scene, many of the animated characters from the movie are scattered throughout this narrative panorama.

The extraordinary life and indomitable spirit of a truly remarkable Native American heroine is celebrated through the artistry and storytelling magic of this painting. “Pocahontas” is a compelling tale of a brave, compassionate young woman who loves nature and “listens with her heart” to help her choose which path to follow.

KEY POINTS

  • Pocahontas’s friends, the raccoon Meeko and hummingbird Flit, keep a careful watch over her as she travels downstream.
  • While exploring, Pocahontas shows John Smith what Grandmother Willow had taught her: Things in nature are connected – they are all one.
  • Governor Ratcliffe has the Jamestown settlers build their fortress in a wooded clearing and immediately has the crewmen clear the forest so they can dig for gold.
  • Pocahontas’s best friend Nakoma and other members of the Powhatan tribe can be seen on the river bank.
  • As a magical breeze swirls around John Smith and Pocahontas, suddenly they can understand each other’s language!
Title: Pocahontas
Painted: 2017
Published: 2017
Style: Narrative Panorama
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Studios
Subject Location: USA

Genre: Disney Art, Movies, New Releases, Thomas Kinkade Studios

Tags: Disney, Fall Leaves, John Smith, Meeko, Pocahontas

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