The stones of Angkor Wat explode with colors

jesusguime

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Artists are not satisfied by merely drawing pictures of the visible world; they want to capture the wonder of what should be there ... The stones of Angkor Wat explode with colors, their gray forms alive with red, green, and orange.


Hi,
How could "stones exploded with colors?" Could you shed some light? Thanks.
 
  • muushi

    Member
    English
    It is an expression i suppose, it means that the colours of the stones of Angkor Wat are vibrant and plentiful. The colour almost gives the stones energy.
     

    jesusguime

    Banned
    Chinese
    Thanks, muushi, for the clear explanation.
    Now I got it!
    To make sure, does "their gray forms alive with red, green and orange" in the base sentence also refer to "the stones explode with colors?"
     

    Franzi

    Senior Member
    (San Francisco) English
    If something is "alive with color", it is vibrantly colored. "Alive with color" and "explode with colors" are just two different ways to say that something is very colorful in a lively way.
     

    Wishfull

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Hi.
    The painters drew imaginable image of Ancor Wat with colorful paints. It was so colorful that we thought as if the colors are exploding from the campus. It was so vivd.

    The real Ancor Wat was so somber that the painters wanted to paint more colorful pictures of it.
     
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