Art: What's Up?

Next to the statement "My five-year-old kid could do better than that," the most inevitable wisecrack about modern art is: "How do you know it's right side up?" Last week it turned out that the question is not as easy to answer as some of the cognoscenti like to think.

A lady stockbroker named Genevieve Habert was on her third visit to the exhibition of paper cutouts by Henri Matisse at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art when she became disturbed by a picture called The Boat. It seemed unnatural to her that what was meant to be a reflection in the water...

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