Art: Stories in Pictures

The titles that painters put on their pictures often make no more sense than the paintings themselves—and frequently seem to have nothing to do with the case. A gleaming, mackerel-in-the-moonlight exception is Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, who called his painting of a varicose-veined slattern Into the World There Came a Soul Called Ida, and underlined his intricate picture of a moldering mortuary door That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do (TIME, Nov. 24, 1941).

Last week in Manhattan gallerygoers saw another storytelling title that made them look twice at the picture. Boston Painter Glenna Miller had called her portrait...

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