Enrique Simonet


Enrique Simonet

Enrique Simonet

Enrique Simonet (Spanish 1866-1927) studied in Valencia, Málaga, Paris and Rome before traveling to the Holy Land. 

Enrique Simonet
Flevit super illam (He wept over it). 305 x 555 cm 1892 (Prado Museum)

There he was inspired to paint this monumental canvas of Jesus pausing before his final entry into Jerusalem.

"He painted this in Jerusalem, in response to Luke 19:41, in which Jesus approaches the city of Jerusalem. As he looks at the city, he weeps over it – hence the Latin words from the Vulgate – in anticipation of the city’s sufferings to come. This view is from the Mount of Olives, and won medals in Madrid (1892), Chicago (1893), Barcelona (1896), and in Paris in 1900." (Source)

3 Comments on Gurney Journey: Enrique Simonet

  • Bevan
    on April 10, 2022 | 13:47 Bevansaid :
    "A stunning mural. The moon through the clouds, the architecture, and the figures, thanks for sharing."
  • Robert Cosgrove
    on April 10, 2022 | 18:02 Robert Cosgrovesaid :
    "Interesting choice to portray Jesus in that dark robe--I don't think I've ever seen him depicted in anything but a white robe."
  • CerverGirl
    on April 17, 2022 | 11:06 CerverGirlsaid :
    "Beautiful painting, Thank you for sharing."
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