Here are some insightful thoughts on Christian art from Richard Beck. Well worth a read.
I particularly appreciated the thought that words on art lead to a Gnostic faith rather than an Incarnational faith, especially when the concept is taken further to include meals, retreats, recreational gatherings etc.
I also agree that words too easily distract from the subtleties, nuances, mystery and wonder of art and as Richard extends the thought to so many other areas of life. We want the meaning when at times there are many meanings and Spirit wanting to bring those meanings alive!