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By Vaughan Hart

Spanning from the innauguration of James I in 1603 to the execution of Charles I in 1649, the Stuart courtroom observed the emergence of an entire expression of Renaissance tradition in Britain. In artwork and Magic within the courtroom of the Stuarts, Vaughan Hart examines the impact of magic on Renaissance artwork and the way in its position as a component of royal propaganda, artwork used to be used to symbolize the facility of the monarch and replicate his obvious command over the hidden forces of nature.`Court artists sought to symbolize magic as an expression of the Stuart Kings' divine correct, and later in their coverage of Absolutism, via masques, sermons, heraldy, gardens, structure and processions. As such, magic of the sort enshrined in Neoplatonic philosophy and the courtroom paintings which expressed its cosmology, performed their half within the advanced reasons of the Civil struggle and the destruction of the Stuart photograph which in its wake.

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By Vaughan Hart

Spanning from the innauguration of James I in 1603 to the execution of Charles I in 1649, the Stuart courtroom observed the emergence of an entire expression of Renaissance tradition in Britain. In artwork and Magic within the courtroom of the Stuarts, Vaughan Hart examines the impact of magic on Renaissance artwork and the way in its position as a component of royal propaganda, artwork used to be used to symbolize the facility of the monarch and replicate his obvious command over the hidden forces of nature.`Court artists sought to symbolize magic as an expression of the Stuart Kings' divine correct, and later in their coverage of Absolutism, via masques, sermons, heraldy, gardens, structure and processions. As such, magic of the sort enshrined in Neoplatonic philosophy and the courtroom paintings which expressed its cosmology, performed their half within the advanced reasons of the Civil struggle and the destruction of the Stuart photograph which in its wake.

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MERCURY. A guide that gives them laws To all their motions: Daedalus the wise. HERCULES. And doth in sacred harmony comprise His precepts? MERCURY. Yes. HERCULES. They may securely prove Then any labyrinth, though it be of love. (lines 230–8) The steps of the following dance, which the text makes clear were directed by Daedalus, were demonstrations of the poetry, representing moving symbols of royal love treading an even, harmonious path through life’s maze and thereby reconciling, as the title promises, pleasure to virtue: …all actions of mankind Are but a labyrinth or maze, So let your dances be entwined, Yet not perplex men unto gaze; 21 ART AND MAGIC IN THE COURT OF THE STUARTS But measured, and so numerous too, As men may read each act you do And when they see the graces meet, Admire the wisdom of your feet.

25 Jones evidently studied Plato’s works. 26 Jones owned a 1554 Italian translation of Plato’s Republic,27 but it is not known which edition of the Symposium he studied. 29 Indeed the Court masques formed the clearest artistic expression of Platonic Ideas. FROM ROYAL HARMONY TO ABSOLUTISM IN THE STUART COURT MASQUE In uniting the emblematic painting of Peter Paul Rubens and the harmonic architecture of Inigo Jones, the Stuart Banqueting House (Figure 1) expresses the supreme role of the Renaissance artist in bringing to visibility the harmonic structure of the cosmos as realised by the masques enacted within its walls.

Later, after their famous quarrel, masques by Thomas Carew, William Davenant, Aurelian Townshend, and Walter Montagu were performed in Charles’s Court; Jones’s stage work, however, spanned the period from the masques inception in the early years of James’s Court to Charles’s final masque in 1640. The drama of the masque was ultimately about its participants, the Court itself, and formed the principal Court art-form celebrating religious festivals, royal birthdays, inaugurations, and weddings. 31 For the illusory effects of these to work on the Court audience, the masque depended on the belief that complex occult correspondences controlled the cosmos.

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