Art isn't created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing satirical illustrations for decades now, highlighting why today's society is nowhere near perfect.


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Gerhard Haderer had even faced the court for one of his books, The Life of Jesus. It triggered violent reactions in Europe, especially from the Catholic Church. The story culminated in 2005 when Haderer was convicted in Greece for insulting the religious community and was given a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A few months later, however, this verdict was corrected on appeal and Gerhard Haderer was acquitted.

The artist developed his realistic style when working as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising agencies early in his career. It wasn't until a cancer operation in 1985 when Gerhard abandoned his commercial dreams and became a freelance caricaturist and satirical illustrator. Scroll down to check out his best pieces and vote for your favorites.

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EM 1 month ago

Did you know that a couple of years ago, there were more selfie related deaths than shark related deaths?

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stellermatt 1 month ago

this happens so much at live concerts, just put the damn phone down and enjoy the experience!

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Phil. 1 month ago

Actually even a put-on smile can lift your mood, say neuro-scientists.

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Rakooned 1 month ago

Children missing childhoods.

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Ola Antosik 1 month ago

This I do not understand. I like reading books in paper but there is nothing wrong with electronic editions. If anything, they are more eco friendly. It is still the same activity just different medium.

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Daniel Losinger 1 month ago

Timeline: Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/world/timeline-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-scandals/index.html

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Michelle Line 1 month ago

Well, at least it looks like they're all getting along.

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Mika N 1 month ago

I've heard it said, how ironic it is that often times today, family time is getting everyone to put down their small screens and all look at the same big screen for a while.

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Phil. 1 month ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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Sarah Miller 1 month ago

I'm not seeing this as a "fast food/obesity" thing, more like a CEO or corporate leader just greedily eating funds. Fat in wealth kind of thing

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