需要倒著畫的瓶中水墨畫!「內畫鼻煙壺」製程大公開|Artists show delicate process behind ‘inside-painted snuff bottles’ creation

【看CP學英文】來自不同時代的文物和裝飾品有時經得住時間的考驗,返國來在現今社會中被轉為不同用途或展示。

Artifacts and decorations from different eras sometimes stand the test of time and are in turn transformed into various uses in today’s society.

中國的「內畫鼻煙壺」就是這樣一件特殊的物品。

One such special item is the Chinese “inside-painted snuff bottles.”

這個傳統的中國藝術品有近200年的歷史,最初是在清朝時被用來攜帶煙草粉的道具。

The traditional Chinese art form can be traced throughout its nearly 200-year history and was originally used during the Qing dynasty to carry powdered tobacco.

這些水晶瓶大約為雞蛋的大小,頸口較細,頂部也有一個小蓋子。

The tiny, crystal bottles are around the size of a chicken egg with a tiny neck and a small cap at the top.

他們通常以自然風景畫作為裝飾,包括山水,鳥,花草,或魚和小昆蟲。

They are usually decorated with natural-scenic-like drawings including mountains, rivers, birds, flowers or fish, and insects.

瓶子的內部是由一種特殊的筆伸進去繪製的,藝術家們必須用細小精緻的筆觸,反過來畫才能完成作品。

The bottles are painted on the inside with a special pen that stretches into it, and artists have to paint in reverse in small delicate strokes to complete the artwork.

這些畫家們可能需要經過多年的訓練才能掌握這類型的繪畫。

It can take years of practice for the artist to master this type of drawing.

一個小瓶子通常會耗費一天的時間才能完成。

A small bottle can easily take a day to complete.

如今,香料已经取代了鼻煙,而這些瓶子大多純粹是為了藝術上的美觀而被保留。

Nowadays, spices have replaced the snuff and the bottles are mostly kept purely for their artistic precision.