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Did you ever find yourself looking at someone's work and wanting to ask them if they were partly color blind? This is a serious question, part of my interest in color perception. Would it be rude to ask? Would it come across as snide? As an artist I tend to hate the assumption that there are physical causes behind purely aesthetic choices (such as the wretchedly ignorant "El Greco had astigmatism" hypothesis to explain his elongated forms). It dismisses artistic creativity and undermines the idea that artists choose to do what they do. And yet ... There are times when I am looking at someone's work and there is a consistent washing-out of certain ranges of the spectrum. Their work seems to be all blues and browns, say, or has bright blues and greens but hardly any reds and even flesh tones are grayish. And then I am curious and would like to ask. Apparently a startlingly high percentage of male humans have some level of color blindness, so it is not the most unlikely possibility. But would it be considered rude?