The renaissance of tragedy
& the case of Japan
—Indelible cuteness in the post Showa era
The origins of Kawaii culture Ontological Implications
Collective Unconscious – Archetypes
Jo Hya Kyu
Noh & Opera
Anthropomorphic considerations (Shintoism)
¹ The laws of normal perspective were systematized in the 15th century, by Brunelleschi, and were constructed with great geometric precision.
² Perspectivity: the correspondence between points on two lines in a plane determined by a point of that plane not on either line, has higher-dimensional analogues, or higher-dimensional perspectivities.
Catalog : Fra Angelico catalog raisonné, 1970
As the title of this short work alludes, it shares a spirit with Nietzche's first 'attempt at self-criticism', his first book.
Nietzsche argues that the tragedy of Ancient Greece was the highest form of art due to its mixture of both Apollonian and Dionysian elements into one seamless whole, allowing the spectator to experience the full spectrum of the human condition. ... The combination of these elements in one art form gave birth to tragedy.
The Greek tragedy was a veritable playground of human archetypes and themes.
Greek tragedy, humour as antithesis to suffering. Relive the great tension of everyday life, longing for expression, emotion. Hubris, catharsis.
かわいそう kawaisō (often written with ateji as 可哀相 or 可哀想) "piteous, pitiable, arousing compassion, poor, sad, sorry" (etymologically from 顔映様 "face / projecting, reflecting, or transmitting light, flushing, blushing / seeming, appearance").