Saturday, June 19, 2010

Flevit super illam

Enrique Simonet Lombardo (1836-1927).
Flevit super illam 1892
Oil on canvas
296 x 550 cm
The Museum of Málaga, Palacio de la Aduana, Málaga

The picture depicts the moment at which Jesus foretells the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. He extends his hands towards Jerusalem in the distance and in a sign of blessing utters the words "flevit super illam"("he wept over it")