Ask Google the question: ‘What is the definition of art?” The answer you’ll get is simple.
the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
“the art of the Renaissance”
the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.
“the visual arts”
Ask anyone you know that same question and you’re likely to get as many different answers as the people you asked. It seems as if everybody knows what it is but nobody knows what it is. Confused? Yeah, defining art is like that. In the deepest, purest parts of ourselves we understand art. Ask us to articulate (pun intended) how we know, then we are lost. Perhaps that is the reason for the old saying, “I don’t know what art is, I just know what I like.”
That thought holds true for paintings, music, novels, movies – all the things we normally associate with art. But is art, or even beauty, completely subjective or is their a universal quality? That is a deep question to ponder. I suggest coming down to Tabanero, getting a latte, sitting down in one of our comfortable leather chairs, lighting up a Big Daddy cigar, and joining a discussion.
How Art Relates to Cigars
Hmm…speaking of our cigars makes me want to rethinking the definition of art at the start of our conversation. Let’s look again at the definition Google gave us: “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”
That is at the heart of what we do at Casa Tabanero. We create beautiful products that connect us to the emotional power of community, both in the present through the events we sponsor and to the past through a commitment to our heritage. The thing about our art is that we hand make variety of blends, so that you will discover your own favorite. In that sense, we are sorta like Picasso, Van Gogh, and Monet all in one place. If you enjoy cigars than you are appreciating our art.
Art – I suppose that’s why all we at Tabanero offer you is made by the finest artisans.