Human writing reflects that of the universe; it is its translation, but also its metaphor: it says something totally different, and it says the same thing.
Art for Duchamp, all the arts, obey the same law: meta-irony is inherent in their very spirit. It is an irony that destroys its own negation and, hence, returns in the affirmative.
To us, the value of a work lies in its newness: the invention of new forms, or a novel combination of old forms, the discovery of unknown worlds or the exploration of unfamiliar areas in worlds already discovered - revelations, surprises.
To be a great painter means to be a great poet: someone who transcends the limits of his language.