Art isn't created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought on social problems. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing satirical illustrations and cartoons for adults for decades now, highlighting the awful problems with society.

Gerhard Haderer had even faced the court for one of his brutally honest books, The Life of Jesus. It triggered violent reactions, because of the society problems discussed in it, 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, mainly focusing on social issues. Scroll down to check out his unsettling and at times scary cartoons and vote for your favorites.

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EM
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Phil.
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2 years ago

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

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Rakooned
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2 years ago

Children missing childhoods.

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mbergen
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2 years ago

I like this one.

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nazan fidan
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2 years ago

the most meaninful when it comes to our days

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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2 years ago

political playground

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

television, the drug of a nation...

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Phil.
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2 years ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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Jhoa
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2 years ago

om nom nom

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

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

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

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its no yolk

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EM
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2 years ago

"I thought that there would be more fish."

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

siri, how do i compare thee to a summers day?

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

tis the season

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Ben S.
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2 years ago

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

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

colour me tickled pink

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sh
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2 years ago

She can't even sunbathe in the privacy of her own backyard...

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Emily Rose
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2 years ago

could someone translate?

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Phil.
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2 years ago

"home office"

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Ben S.
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2 years ago

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and may they all have been showing Fox news when they were tossed...

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2 years ago

either everyone is a clown or thats some nasty cold

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Chris Daemon
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2 years ago

Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

pretty cool shark pants tbh

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2 years ago

you are what you eat?

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Iapetos
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2 years ago

That's an Austrian insider... it refers to a song... a stupid song, by the way.

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Willy wonka
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2 years ago

On the edge.. i don't get it.

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mbergen
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2 years ago

Is this in reference to Air Berlin?

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Pobin Rice
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2 years ago

This one I like.

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