"Zwiastowania" Guida Reniego w kontekście pragmatyki językowej
"Annunciations" by Guido Reni in the Context of Linguistic Pragmatics

Author(s): Anna Pięcińska
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: Guido Reni; "Annunciation"; linguistic pragmatics

Summary/Abstract: The subject matter of the research presented in the article are four paintings by Guido Reni depicting the Annunciation. The purpose of the article was to analyse those paintings with the instruments created within the discipline of linguistic pragmatics. Firstly, the author of the article indicates the textual sources of the iconographical theme of the Annunciation; secondly, she divides the main text, namely a fragment of the Gospels according to St Luke, into particular speech acts, and next she investigates which of those acts appeared in the paintings. It is possible to define the type of particular speech acts on the basis of non-verbal and accompanying components that contribute to a given act. She supplements the pragmalinguistic analysis with a description of purely painting means, which allowed the artist to create his own version – within visual arts – of a scene immortalised in a literary text.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 261-269
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish