Hans Holbein

Anamorfosi

 

There’s a famous painting by Hans Holbein the Younger hanging in the National Gallery, London.  It’s called The Ambassadors, and it depicts two guys, opulently dressed, standing on a mosaic based on the altar at Westminster Abbey. They're surrounded by symbols: globes, a musical instrument, and a bunch of other stuff.  Some say the double portrait is a metaphor for the marriage of capitalism and the church.