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.

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 year 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 year ago

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

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Phil. 1 year ago

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

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Rakooned 1 year ago

Children missing childhoods.

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Ola Antosik 1 year 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 year 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 year ago

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

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Mika N 1 year 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 year ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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Sarah Miller 1 year 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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stellermatt 1 year ago

you can roll a piece of shit in glitter, it's still a piece of shit.

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Molly Tallmadge 1 year ago

Our governments today

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EM 1 year ago

"I thought that there would be more fish."

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Willy wonka 1 year ago

Tinder date wile you go on tinder

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stellermatt 1 year ago

tis the season

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Ben S. 1 year ago

He can't escape his reality, even in his day-dreams...

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Issy 1 year ago

There was a poster of this picture in the magazine "Stern" after the Charlie Hebdo attack. The pen is mightier than the sword.

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Johanna Zamora 1 year ago

Hose it down. Drone freak.

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Emily Rose 1 year ago

could someone translate?

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Meep 1 year ago

Oh god I'm reading this on the toilet at work

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Sykz 1 year ago

Might be the smartest move?

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Çalıkuşu 1 year ago

George Orwell- Animal Farm: ''Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

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Chris Daemon 1 year ago

Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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Michelle Line 1 year ago

Cannot unsee!

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Rachael Marrast 1 year ago

VEGAN?

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Sykz 1 year ago

Enough money you can do anything.

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

Not sure how many people knew this, but there is a forth monkey in this series. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and do no evil.

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Oli Wolfe 1 year ago

No!!! How will you get the ball back now!

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Lua boots 1 year ago

As the crisis of 29

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earringnut 1 year ago

this would be even better with teachers.

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Lua boots 1 year ago

Holidays...so many people leaves at same time...so they get stuck on the road..,and they spend half of their vac waiting on the car...sad...reality

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