Art and the Good Life: This oil painting, "Gloucester", by Childe Hassam represents the theme, "Sharing the Good Life". Although this oil on panel portrays an outdoor scenery, the setting is important. Gloucester is the community in which Hassam would spend the summer with other fellow artists. They offered each other companionship while searching for art subjects. Their friendship inspired one other to search harder, work harder, and be a better version of themselves. The reason for this painting was brought up by friendship, and I believe it was made evident that relationships allow for growth. Hassam's painting reminded me that no one can live this life alone. Friendships enhance the entire experience and creates new opportunities for happiness, warmth, and love. I value the theme "Sharing the Good Life" to a greater extent after seeing this artwork and the positive effects that relationships had on Hassam.