I’m a regular follower of artist Robert Genn’s The Painter’s Keys blog. Recently, he posted an interesting letter to his readers entitled “Are Women Superior?” Among the other interesting advantages women have over men, Robert points out the proven advantage we women have in perceiving minute variations in color.
Robert writes, “According to X-Rite (the people who supply Munsell colour products), 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. They’ve provided a free colour test online that you can access here…Results range from 0 (top score) to about 90 (colour dunce). ”
Curious, I took the test and scored 11 – not technically genius, but enough to make me want to brag! That made me muse…
If we women are naturally better equipped to be artists and, as Robert points out, are better at focusing and networking, how come we’re not usually more confident than men?
What is your score? Do you trust your innate artistic abilities, and if not, what’s holding you back?
Oh, and remember…
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”
“You can’t change a man. Unless he’s in diapers.”
“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men”