31 Brutally Honest Illustrations By Gerhard Haderer Show What’s Wrong With Today’s SocietyTranslate

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

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

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

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

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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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same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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

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

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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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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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Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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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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