Sunday, 27 March 2011

Five pictures of the Annunciation

Boticelli = conturbatio = Luke 1: 29a = denial
Rosetti = cogitatio =Luke 1: 29b = anger
Tanner = interrogatio= Luke 1: 34 = bargaining
Fra Angelico = humiliatio =Luke 1:37 = acceptance
Soyer = humiliatio = Luke 1: 37 = acceptance or perhaps cogitatio =Luke 1: 29b = anger

Fra Roberto Caracciolo da Lecce, c1500, identifies five ‘Laudable conditions’ of the Virgin Mary: conturbatio (disquiet), cogitatio (reflection), interrogatio (inquiry), humiliatio (submission), meritatio (merit).

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, 1969, identifies five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, acceptance.

1 comment:

  1. Have another look at your understanding of those Latin words, Fra Roberto Caracciolo da Lecce will help you better understand the five stages Mike and how to label them, these are wrong.