The Oranges and Lemons Series is Inspired by Nursery Rhymes

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 23, 2011 • References: &
For those of you not familiar with original fairy tale stories, the Oranges and Lemons street art series is a modern crash course on them. It basically demonstrates harsher life lessons that involve death, decapitation, animal abuse and even possible incest. Inspired by the British fairy tale of the same name, it really is a shocking series of art.

Put together by Australian artist Michael Bennett, the Oranges and Lemons series is definitely gaining notoriety thanks to its unabashed subject matter as well as the skill exhibited behind each piece. Similar to the nursery rhymes it's influenced by, it looks all roses and tulips at first until you inspect it closer.

The Oranges and Lemons street art series is on display now at Oh Really Gallery. Stats for Soothingly Sinister Street Art Trending: Older & Average
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