The artist as researcher’s primary problematic: Why is it so difficult to legitimise visual research outside of the specificity and practice of the written word?
Does this sound like your PhD in artistic practice as research? Go to the ITALK tab and read part one of the essay.
Painting devotees and artist researcher's interested in poiesis - check out 'Mysteries of the Rectangle' by Siri Hustvedt.
"Hustvedt is concerned with the very act of looking and the limitless rewards to be gleaned from sustained, careful attention. Unlike film and books, which progress over time, “Painting is there all at once,” she writes, it is only with patience and repeated viewings that elusive meanings present themselves." [http://sirihustvedt.net/works/mysteries-of-the-rectangle/]