Arts & Habanos

02 March 2017 12:32am

During a master lecture, writer Raul Martell Alvarez reminisced about the history of premium cigars and the influence of art and culture.

A one-of-a-kind pairing has taken between arts and Habanos. Literature, painting, movies, lithography, engraving, music, artisanship and other expressions of human creation have paid tribute to the finest premium cigars in numerous artworks.

During the master lecture in this edition of the Habano Festival, writer and Habanos connoisseur Raul Martell Alvarez talked about the influence of Cuban cigars in international art and culture. 

“Since the very beginning of the habanos production in Cuba, their presentation has been closely linked to art by means of graphic impression. Cigar factory reading is also part of our history and cultural heritage. This trade has helped increase the cultural level of cigar makers and this custom has come to our days,” the writer underscored.

Likewise, the habano aficionado talked about the cigar passion shown by acclaimed moviemakers, like Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Luis Buñuel; painters Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne and Picasso; and great musicians, such as Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, artists that reflected in their works the admiration for the most exclusive cigars on the face of earth: Habanos.

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