After the Art is a quarterly online literary magazine of personal essays that ponder combinations of text and art, inspired by the notion that reading after viewing art can enlarge and enhance the experience of both forms. Each issue features four essays. One example is MaureenTeresa McCarthy's "A Book, a Painting, a Fountain," discussing the author's viewing of the paintings of Spanish surrealist Remedios Varo and contrasting the complexity of the paintings with A.S. Byatt's novel Possession. There is also Stephen O'Connor's reflection "Sparrow Dance Spontaneity," on seeing sparrows in the backyard after viewing Hokusai Manga, an 1814 collection of drawings by Hokusai of traditional Japanese dances, among other subjects. To access each issue, readers can navigate to the bottom of the page linked above and use the dropdown menu under Issues and Categories. The founder and editor of After the Art is essayist Randon Billings Noble.