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Should abstract paintings have a title ?

I’m a little torn on this issue.
On one hand, I want my pictures give a title, and by him telling, what I deliberated about while painting. On the other hand I give a direction and thus influence the viewer. I don’t want to define the direction or interpretation, each viewer should  develop its own thoughts and reflections. However, a title can also be stimulating, it may well be so, that the viewer would never get the idea behind the painting and it could be quite enriching to be drawn to this path.
Sometimes, a title provokes the viewer to have a closer look at the painting and only than develop his own thoughts.
This is sometimes a real challenge, which perhaps needs some practice to master.
Many deters abstract painting, because they do not want (or can’t) stand their own thoughts and emotions. Then a title may help.
I am tempted not giving titles to my paintings anymore, just number them.
What do you think?

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