by Rob Boylan
Anonymous Swedish street artist Herr Nilsson has an interesting take on the Disney princesses, and he (I think? Damn anonymous artists...) has been spending his nights decorating Stockholm with them.
In a striking departure from their sweet and innocent personas in Disney animated features and as characters at Disney theme parks, the princesses in Nilsson's work appear in hidden corners waiting to rob you, or stab you, or even blow you up.
'The characters in these are always so innocent, fair and harmless, and so I set about to create this project of the Dark Disney characters to look at how we see good and bad in the world," he told the Daily Mail last year. "One of the reasons that I decided to get this across via street art is that I am able to stage a scene in the real world where the piece can interact with the people and the environment. I have found this is impossible to do in a traditional art gallery or museum, as the audience know what to expect before they even reach the artwork."
You can check out more of his work -- which features Mickey, Winnie the Pooh and Peanuts -- on his Facebook page or on his canvas gallery page, though the canvas doesn't sing the way the street art does.