De Cerca y al Tocar Su Piel

(“De Oro Es” de FBC, foto de FBC, Derechos Resevados)

La prefiero ver de lejos

Aunque sé,

Que de cerca,

y al tocar su piel

seré,

como un verbo entre los astros,

que al pasar no deja rastros,

destruyendo las barreras

que me impiden proceder.

No se cual es su color,

pero se que en el calor

de entre sus brazos,

lo he de encontrar.

Y la dibujaré en un petalo que va,

flotando sobre los vientos

y sera,

un beso de primavera,

que me arranca como fiera,

la malicia con caricias

que sabe dar

La prefiero en un suspiro

que en el mar,

Y en el aire que respiro,

debe estar.

Se trasluce en el espacio,

Y al amor lo hará despacio,

Y en un atomo me enseña

que hay mil mundos por andar.

Y su olor y su humedad

Que en mi cuerpo dejará quizá mañana

Azul sera,

como la eternidad.

C.2020, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 12 de febrero de 2020, Valencia

(Cuadro “De Oro Es”, obra de Francisco Bravo Cabrera, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

INSTAGRAM: @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

JaZzArt en Valencia: http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

Jazz de piano con mi grupo AJA: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

Abstract Jazz Arrangement (AJA), Bodo y Bakero…

(foto propiedad de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Menudo enredo…primero Bodo Vespaciano, ahora Francisco…pero C’est la vie, las cosas cambian, la gente igual y todos vamos madurando y mutando mientras vamos creciendo y desarrollando nuestro arte y talento. Al fin y al cabo, el talento es el resultado de horas y horas de dura faena artística.

Quisiera que conocieras la música que tocabamos cuando hicimos AJA (Abstract Jazz Arrangement, que significa “arreglos de jazz abstractos” o “arreglos abstractos de jazz” como quieras). El siguiente enlace te lleva a un website donde podrás escuchar piezas de piano y contrabajo:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

Ese CD lo grabamos en el 2004 un gran pianista y yo en el bajo.

Y aquí te dejo el vídeo “Aranaki” con la canción “Yerushalahaim” de fondo. Y preparate porque durante esa etapa me llamaba Bakero. Toco la guitarra y el bajo en la grabación:

(Música original de FBC, cuadros y fotos de FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Te invito a suscribirte a mi canal YouTube donde todos mís vídeos contienen mís cuadros y fotos igual que la música que he compuesto con AJA y solo.

INSTAGRAM: @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

JaZzArt en Valencia: http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

Grupo AJA: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja2

gracias…

Omnia Caelum Art in the days of Bodo V…

(Expo in Izmir, Turkey 2016, foto by FBC)

When it all began and I named my studio/gallery Omnia Caelum I signed my art as Bodo Vespaciano and that became the trademark of my work until I decided to end it in 2018…

Now my artwork is signed with my birth name, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, actually I always signed FB during all my periods in art…

But here are the works from those days, at least some of them, exhibited in different places or not…

I am an abstract painter because I’ve defined my own type of abstract art…

I use figures and other things that are easily identifiable but they are abstract of a greater reality. Art has to be crafted, realism is not art, (this is my opinion, I do not want to judge anyone’s work or downplay it’s artistic importance), just like raw emotion is not art in the theatre or in films. The actor creates, artistically, the emotion, then expresses it, represents it. As an artist, I may concentrate on the reality but when I recreate it in a painting, it is an abstraction…

(“Pez Rojo y Pez Azul” acrylic on canvas, 40x50cm Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

I also started calling my work “Jazz Art” when I started to paint using the same “rules” a Jazz player uses. I like to define the beginning, then improvise, allowing my composition to develop itself as the composition itself takes shape. I never concentrate on the ending, but on the way to the end…

The important thing for me, reference art, is that it should transmit a message. My messages are subterfuge…so it is up to you to figure them out…

Interpretation? That is up to you. What do you think?

Well, I hope these examples give you an idea of what I was working on, painting wise at the time…from 2003 through the end of 2008. Then I stopped and did not even start drawing until 2011. In that year I started again, renewed strength and passion and started the “JaZzArt” series…

Thank you for your visit and please do not forget to hit that like, share and follow, (if you liked it), and I love hearing from all of you, so please comment. I think that all lovers of art, be it visual, poetic…well everything is poetry in art for me…or photographic, please let us start conversations about art…

INSTAGRAM: @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

Jazz Art 2019: http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

Jazz, Piano Jazz (AJA): http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

THANKS!

I was doing other things from 2008 to 2011…

Cheers!
(foto property of FBC and OCS Valencia, All Rights Reserved)

My East River, New York…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

For me there is always something magical, mystical, special, enchanting et cetera et cetera about a body of water, especially a large one, even though it is a river. Such a body of water is the East River in New York City.

Running alongside of it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt East River Drive that will take you up to Harlem, passing in front of such places as the United Nations…

From Manhattan to Brooklyn, you can cross this river through the Brooklyn Bridge, an historic icon and a beautiful structure. The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883…

The Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge will also get you to Brooklyn or from Brooklyn to Manhattan…

There are also tunnels…

From Manhattan to Queens, you can cross via the 59th Street Bridge, and the Robert F. Kennedy Triborough Bridge as well as tunnels such as the Queens Midtown Tunnel…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

There is also a beautiful river walk that starts at the 59th Street Bridge and takes you all the way uptown to Harlem…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

I loved my morning walks uptown from Mid-Town Manhattan…you get a feeling of strong energy and peace, it’s like a moving relaxed-concentration state and it is all due to the power of that river…

New York is one of the most wonderful places I have ever lived in…I love the energy, the spirit the excitement of the city. And it is beautiful! It is kept as a jewel. New York reflects the true spirit of America. It is a melting pot where you find people from all parts of the world working together, developing their business, their life, their art and their hope for the future. They are all different in many ways but all agree on one thing, their undying love for New York. If you have ever lived in New York you will always be a New Yorker and if you’ve ever visited you will never forget it!

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

C.2019, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, Valencia, Spain, 29 NOV 19, All Rights Reserved.

If you liked what you saw and read, I would greatly appreciate if you would hit that like button as well as share and follow and I would like to know your feelings and experience about New York, the Big Apple!

You can see my artwork on INSTAGRAM @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

and my JaZzArt en Valencia, paintings and drawings of 2019 at http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

For my Jazz Music, the Abstract Jazz Arrangement, (AJA), please visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

and you can also check out my YouTube channel

THANKS!

JaZzArt en Miami 2017 en los Tiempos de Bodo Vespaciano

(Nuestro jardín junto al Océano Atlántico en Miami Beach, foto de FBC, C.2019, Derechos Reservados, All Rights Reserved)

Bodo Vespaciano fue mi nom d’artist de 2003 al 2018 cuando di por terminado ese proyecto. Pero el arte de esos tiempos tiene vigencia y continuidad y no piede ni ha perdido valor…

JaZzArt comenzó en Omnia Caelum Studios of Art Miami y bajo el sello de Bodo Vespaciano…estos son algunos de esos dibujos que ahora forman parte de Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia. Espero que os guste…

Música original que compuse en 2008 en Miami Beach…

Todos los cuadros y dibujos en el vídeo son originales y muchos siguen disponibles en Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia (OCSV)…

Si os gusta, darle al like, compartir y seguidme, en YouTube también y en INSTAGRAM @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera

Gracias…

Purple and Fast…

Purple and Fast!

(Photo by FBC, All Rights Reserved, Derechos Reservados, C.2019)

Travelling in style while I visited Cuba…

(All photographs and artwork are property of FBC and cannot be reproduced without written consent. Protected under copyright laws, C.2019 USA Derechos Reservados)

Mi Arte Peregrina…

(“Flauta y Hombre Azul” tintas y carboncillo sobre cartulina, obra original de FBC, Derechos Reservados)

Me imagino que los grandes pintores…de todas las épocas…han usado el arte para ganarse la vida. Se dice lo mismo de los escritores. Por ejemplo, que William Shakespeare escribió mientras necesitaba pasta, luego, cuando la tuvo, dejó de escribir…

No se si todo esto que dicen será verdad o la fantasía que suelen escribir de la gente de otra época. De hecho, no me importa, todos necesitamos nuestro pan de cada día, y para ello nos hace falta el dinero y hay que ganarlo currando, como Dios manda…

Así que yo también pinto a ver si me gano unos pavos…esto es trabajo de principios de los 2000, digamos del 2003 al 2008, mientras trabajaba en Miami…

Os digo que pinto porque me es necesario…como el respirar…

Conozco algunos que viven tan solo porque respiran porque no tienen otra motivación en la vida ni razón de ser…pero yo tengo una gran motivación que es la pintura y la poesía, pues yo me identifico con ella. Soy un poeta que pinta, un pintor que compone y quiza más loco que una cabra…

Pero bueno, ahí tenéis unas pinturas más de esa época que aún conservo en Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia. Además si queréis ver más, seguidme en Instagram @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera que ahí pongo todas según las voy terminando…

Pintar es descubrir, es pulir la técnica y ejercitar la creatividad, pero pintar es también comunicar, transmitir una idea, un mensaje…

Y no dejo de decir que la pintura es subterfugio y además un arma, claro para usar contra los ignorantes que quieren impartir sus chorradas y sus odios, sus envidias y su xenofobia por doquier…

Gracias a Dios que he podido ganarme la vida y he podido pintar lo que yo quiero y como lo quiero pintar…y siempre busco unir, alentar y repartir amor, pues sin amor no hay nada, venga, como dijeron los Beatles, todo lo que necesitamos es amor, (All You Need is Love).

Agur…

Para ver “JaZzArt en Valencia” http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

Gracias…

Why I live next to the Sea…

(Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, photo by FBC, C.2019 USA Derechos Reservados)

I don’t know if we all do but I definitely identify with the fact that I was born next to the sea and I’ve always lived, somewhere, next to the sea. I love the mountains, the valleys, the rivers and the woods…even deserts…but I would not want to live anywhere where I cannot see, hear and smell the sea, or the ocean…

(my back yard in the Florida Keys, photo by FBC, C.2019 USA Derechos Reservados)

I think it has greatly influenced my life as an artist…

Of course, speaking only for myself, I get energy from the breeze blowing over the surface of the salty waters that bring to land those very benefitial negative ions from the sea which are also healthy and inspiring. Although I do not believe in inspiration, I feel a certain impetus whenever I am near the water and it usually leads me towards artistic creation of some sort.

I saw a movie once that dealt with a mental hospital. The patients were very upset most of the time, they were restless and even violent. The staff and doctors were rather corrupt and did very little to pacify them. Basically they would just lock the patients up in a cage outside and leave them there, even during rain storms.

Then a therapist was sent to assist and he happened to be an artist. He painted an enormous canvas and placed it in the main resting hall where the patients were allowed to congregate. Little by little all the patients came forward and started staring at the painting. They were quiet, relaxed, at peace and tranquility reigned. So much so that the staff came to see what was going on. Then they saw the painting, and the camera panned the canvas.

What did the artist paint that caused such a psychological change in the patients of this institution? He painted the sea. Just the sea, no ships, no shoreline, nothing other than the waves in the middle of the ocean…

(Miami Beach during Hurricane Frances in 2002, photo by FBC, C.2019 Derechos Reservados)

I think that we all, regardless of our state of mental health, can gain much by looking at the ocean. Looking at water, having water nearby, even if it is a river, is relaxing and a major stress reliever…

(From my days in the Florida Keys. C.2019 USA Derechos Reservados)

I want to know if people that were born in the mountains feel the same way. I want to know if they have the same attachments to their environment as I do to mine. And does your mountains, your valleys, your plains, deserts, forests or rivers give you the same intense energy that the sea gives to me. I would like to know.

You can follow me on Instagram where I place all my most recent artwork, both drawings and paintings. I am at @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera and you can see my 2019 “JaZzArt en Valencia” collection by visiting http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

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THANKS!