The re-birth of tragedy & The case of Japan
—Indelible cuteness in the post Showa era
The origins of Kawaii culture
Collective Unconscious – Archetypes
Anthropomorphic considerations (Shintoism)
And again, we see this phenomenon in the Greek tragedy, 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").
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