"Oh Ye fair swans, drunk with kisses dipping their head into the holy sober water."
So wrote Hölderlin, prophetically anticipating the findings of ornithological research.
From Menon's lament for Diotima is the quote above, a poetic highlight. The picture, however, is a bridge of art, that connects the modern and the old. And bridges too have often beauty and may be bought directly from the artist.