Ugly Money – Usurers, Quenten Metsys


La bruttezza spirituale stampata in faccia come una testa
su una moneta. La società accalcata e divisa di fronte
a un mucchio di soldi e al mistero della moltiplicazione
del denaro tramite incrementi d’interesse calcolati con precisione.
Era da un’immagine del genere che i mercanti-banchieri
rinascimentali cercavano di distanziarsi investendo i loro guadagni
nella bellezza e asservendola alla chiesa e ai santi.

Spiritual ugliness stamped in the physiognomy as surely as a head
upon a coin. Society crowds and divides around the heap of cash
and the mystery of money multiplying in carefully calculated
increments of interest. It was from this sort of vision that the
merchant bankers of the Renaissance sought to distance themselves when they invested their profits in beauty and laid it at the feet of church and saints.

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