Painting of a Rainforest (image) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Caption It is the spirit of the destroyed rainforest which you can find in the rivers. Slash and burn: in the tropical forests big trunks are removed, the rest is burnt and huge amounts of charred coal is left in the soil. In 1843 the artist Félix Émile Taunay drew attention to the destruction of the rain forest with his oil painting "View of a native forest that is being reduced to charcoal". (Oil on canvas, 143 x 195 cm). Credit Museu Nacional de Belas Artes/IBRAM/MinC. (registro n°832) Foto: Jaime Acioli. http://www.mnba.gov.br Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.