Featuring Francisco Bravo Cabrera “Dance of Praise” An Original Commissioned Piece

“Dance of Praise” by Francisco Bravo Cabrera a.k.a. Bodo Vespaciano – We had the painting “museum framed” which helps to protect the painting just like those located in museums

My appreciation for all types of art led me to Francisco Bravo Cabrera’s WordPress site. My husband and I studied his unique skill, after which we felt even more admiration. Much of our attention and respect for his work came from his use of religious symbolism.

Francisco is a talented musician, fantastic poet, as well as being an incredible painter. After discussing what was important to us – we decided on an art piece that incorporated our religious beliefs.

His representative spent a great deal of time talking to us about what we envisioned. All initial inquiries go through Guloshka, who is highly knowledgeable about Francisco’s process and the world of art. We spoke briefly with Francisco as well.  Francisco is an internationally known and admired artist.  He sells his paintings all over the world.  Feel free to DM Guloshka if you see a painting that is ready to sell at the link above or to talk to her about a commissioned piece. 

When we received a beautiful photograph of the piece, we were astounded at how perfectly it fit what we imagined. The three faces represent the Holy Trinity. The large fish in the center was representative of the first four disciples who would become fishers of men. They fished in the Sea of Galilee. The multi-colored fish represents all the different cultures of humanity. The upside-down cross represents the disciple Peter and his death.  Peter requested to be crucified differently than Jesus. He did not feel worthy to die the same way.  The high red spot in the piece could symbolize Golgotha, the hill where Jesus was crucified.  Two beautiful dancers symbolize the movement and music of life.

We also received an original Authentication Letter with Francisco’s signature. A painting like this becomes a beautiful addition to your home and makes a profound statement. We have never had artwork commissioned before, but this painting has an exceptional place in our hearts.

Thank you to all the talented artists I follow, for whom I have the greatest respect.  You make our world a more interesting place.  Wishing everyone in the community a wonderful Sunday.

46 thoughts on “Featuring Francisco Bravo Cabrera “Dance of Praise” An Original Commissioned Piece

  1. I am so happy for you and your husband Joni, congratulations on this beautiful commission that was created especially for you…. it’s amazing and looks like it was born on your wall, for your house and for your joy in welcoming it in your home and your hearts..🌹🤗❤️

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    1. I can tell you understand how personal a piece of art can be. It means so much to us. Art is a gift and I know you understand this because of the art work you do, which is truly amazing. “For your joy” you certainly have the heart of an artist Karima. It honestly is a gift you can’t explain, except that it brings you happiness when you look at it. Thank you for your kindness. Hope you are doing well, I am sending my love and big hugs to you on this Sunday. xoxoxoxo

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  2. Thank you so much Joni. Your friendship, you and Scott, has been a blessing to me, to us, and I have learned so much and delved deeper into my faith and the knowledge of God, which as a Christian it is my primary objective. Wishing you all the best!

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    1. You are very welcome. It is entirely my pleasure. We are very thankful for our friendship with the two of you and your wonderful work as well. It is a privilege to know you both. Have a blessed and wonderful Sabbath to the two of you. Love Joni and Scott

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    1. Dearest Brad my sincerest apologies I have no idea how I missed this comment. Such a lovely one at that. I also know that you are a big fan of Francisco’s work as he is of yours. So please again forgive this oversight. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. I am sending you a home bake dozen cinnamon scones, a mermaid who can live in your tub when you so desire and a gorgeous female mail person to deliver your mail. Big hugs my dear friend, love Jonikens xoxoxo

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      1. No worries, Jonikins. I am not that easily offended. I am happy to receive the scones. I will take the mermaid if she also cleans the tub. I ran into my mail person the other day and he is not the gorgeous female either of us envisioned. 😁

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it Tim. You can view his work anytime. He is such a talented artist, musician, photographer and poet. I can’t draw a stick figure myself. Thank you for reading Tim and hope you two have a wonderful Sunday. Sending my love. ❤️🤗

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  3. This is really wonderful, Joni. It was so interesting to read about the entire process. There are so many talented people in this world. The painting looks beautiful and I hope it brings you much joy and peace when you look at it. Congratulations! 🙂

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    1. Oh thank you Terveen. I appreciate you reading and your lovely comment. It really was amazing how much Francisco painted exactly what we wanted. I am glad you like the painting. You are right about the amount of talented people. Sometimes I am truly amazed how some of those people have been gifted with multiple talents. Happy evening Terveen. I hope you have had a restful weekend. Sending big hugs to you and yours. ❤️🤗🦋 love Joni

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    1. Hello my friend, hope you’re having a good day and a blessed one. Thank you for reading and your lovely comment. It has added a blessing as we are reminded every time we look at it of our faith. There are many talented people in the world and sometimes you meet someone who is gifted in multiple ways with art. I believe that is a special gift. I am sending you big hugs this morning from a sunny day in North Carolina. Blessings to you and your loved ones. 🦋🤗❤️🌻💕

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the art work. Francisco is quite the talented artist, musician, photographer and poet.

      It is so beautiful in North Carolina right now and hope that it is exploring weather for you as well. Sending big hugs and love to you my wise friend. 🤗❤️🤗

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    1. Oh thank you Henrietta. We really loved expressing what we would like in our home, basically a piece that reflected our faith and how Francisco was able to accommodate that so completely. Although I enjoy all of his work.

      Hope all is well with you and your family. Sending lots of love and blessings. ❤️🤗🦋🙏

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  4. Skilled artists always amaze me. My attempts at drawing and painting would still be childlike, even at my age. So glad there are creative people in the world. Thanks for sharing Joni. Allan 🤗

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    1. You are so welcome. Thanks so much for reading Allan. He is one of those multi-talented artist. His music, poetry, photography and his amazing art work. I am an enormous fan. Thanks Allan, you two stay safe. 🤗❤️

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  5. OH WOWOWOWOWOW!!!! JONI!!! I LOVE his work and this is crazy beautiful!!! How very exciting!!! It’s fantastic!!! Yay! Congratulations and I’m sending so much Love and Super big hugs Your way!!! 😃❤️🙏🏼🤗🐉!!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much my friend. I thought you would appreciate Francisco’s work, thank you for being happy for us. We fell in love with his work a long time ago. We wanted something very specific and he certainly nailed it. Our goal is to move back to WA State. We will be staying in WA for three months this summer. We will be visiting my daughter and our grandchildren. Love you and sending you big hugs too Katy. ❤️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🐉🐉🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

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      1. My absolute pleasure! And of course!!! I have been in love with his work as well! Have to get back over there! And how cool! LOVING Your plans. I have never been to Washington State but will definitely check it out someday. Everyone I know who has visited says it’s crazy beautiful and the documentaries I’ve seen on it’s islands just look astounding!!! I am so happy You’ll be spending time with your grandchildren as well. Wonderful!!! I love You too and am sending huge hugs right back to You!!! 💖💖💖🤗🤗🤗🐉🧚🏽🐬😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️!

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      2. Thank you for all your very kind words. Scott was just saying how happy he was you were back. He knew how much I missed your beautiful artwork and your upbeat and thoughtful posts. I think other many artist admire Francisco’s work. He has mastered many forms of expressing himself. I admire his music, photos, poetry and painting. I don’t know where he gets his energy. His representative is pretty amazing and I know an amazing addition to all that he does. I thank you Katy for your kind words about Washington. Sending you big hugs and lots of paints and large canvases to fill with your amazing talent. The fairies 🧚‍♀️ are on their way now. They have also lassoed the sunshine too just in case you don’t have some today. Love you, Joni ❤️❤️🤗🤗🦋🦋🌻🌻🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🐉🐉💕💕

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      3. Oh! Please tell Scott I said hello!!! And Thank You for the sunshine and paints and canvases!!! Cheers and Yay to all!!! Sending huge hugs Y’alls way! Love You, too!!! 💖🤗💐🧚🏽🐉😊❤️

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  6. Wow! What an impressive painting! Francisco is truly one of my favorite artists, his style is undeniable and this piece is absolutely beautiful, meaningful, and very special! So awesome that you two have connected on so many levels! I love it, and I love you, have a wonderful weekend, Joni!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Tiffany. I know that Francisco also follows your work and I love your work too. This commissioned piece was something that both my husband and I wanted so badly. We loved all the religious symbolism in his work and thought it would be so special to have a piece that represents our faith and love of art. I am so happy that you are glad for us. I knew that you would be. I am glad you love the piece and I love you too Tiffany. You have an amazing weekend too. Big hugs, ❤️🌻🤗🦋

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  7. Such a stunning piece of Art, & also the story behind it. It warms my heart that you & Scott felt the love of this painting & it is in your home to always have that positive energy & pull. That is a blessing each day for you both. I loved reading about the artist & the comments to follow. Love you & one day, we shall see each other in WA!!

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    1. Hi my sweet friend, I think my heart leaps in my chest every time I hear from you Janette. I miss you. Yes we are certainly thinking that way. We are looking at spending the summer in Carolyn’s smaller house right down the road in Kirkland and that is still the plan. I was just approved for the RFO again. So I will be adding that to my other surgery. I will keep you updated. I was touched by watch you said about our feelings about Francisco’s artwork. We were drawn to it the first time we saw him but Scott was crazy about it too. We just love it. It represents so many of our beliefs. He is a world known painter and we feel so blessed to have been able to get exactly what we wanted. We will indeed see each other soon my dear friend. This summer and we are still looking for homes. We are praying about it. I love you Janette, so grateful for our friendship, you are the sister it was impossible for me to really ever have. Big hugs to you and Mark. xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. I can totally see his work in your California home. You can talk to his representative Gül about colors, symbolism are find one that you already like that is ready for shipment. A person walked in the house the other day and she came through the door and literally stopped and said, Wow! She just stood there unable to move. It really has an impact on people in the states. He is so gifted, he is getting recognized all over the world. It is also an investment but we wanted a commissioned piece. Your house is beautiful and I think you are right. Thank you for reading and I am glad you love his work too. Big hugs Cindy and thank you for reading, sending you my love. xoxoxoxo

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      1. I can too and it’s so awesome that you found such a beautiful piece that spoke to you Joni! I’m not sure my husband would like it as much as me but I’m going to show him. Yours is stupendous. You’re so welcome and lovely of you to share his work that brightens up many lives and most certainly yours. Big Hugs to you as well!
        💖🌻

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      2. Thank you Cindy for your kind words. Art is a very personal thing. It stops people in their tracks. I am glad you liked, “Dance of Praise.” I hope the remodel is going well. I bet you will be glad to have your privacy again. Sending my love to you both. ❤️🤗🦋

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