I feel it in my gut!detailsofart: Since it is football time, I thought it might be nice to show some old school football. These kids are blowing up a pig bladder, which is stretchable, so it could be used as a football. In the painting they are shown next to a slaughtered pig, Chaim Soutine style.17th century Dutch poems indicate that together these images refer to the temporality of earthly life. 
detailsofart: I love cherubs doing trivial things in very literary and weighty scenes. While the sorceress Armida is charming Crusaders with her dazzling beauty, kidnapping Rinaldo and putting him under an evil spell, these little ones stole the helmet of the poor succumbed soldier to have a blast.