For the common people, art is all about pleasing one’s eyes. But to those who have pledged their selves to it, art is all about the transfer of ideas and thoughts. For decades, Australian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been creating satirical illustrations that highlight reasons why today’s society is far from being perfect.
In fact, Haderer had faced the court thanks to one of his books titled, “The Life of Jesus.” It basically triggered violent reactions in Europe, particularly from the Catholic Church. The story surfaced sometime in 2005 when he was convicted in Greece for badmouthing the country’s religious community. He eventually received a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A couple of months later, the initial verdict was corrected via an appeal resulting to Haderer’s acquittal.
Meet Gerhard Haderer, an artist known for creating satirical illustrations.
He developed his realistic style when working as a graphic designer and illustrator for various advertising agencies. But it was not until a cancer operation sometime in 1985 when Haderer abandoned his commercial success and resorted to freelance works as a caricaturist and satirical illustrator.
Check out his best pieces to date below and let us know which ones are your favorites!
This artist’s illustrations prove how humanity, in some ways, has hit the rock bottom hard. And this could be due to various reasons such as technology and beliefs.
Japanese Artist Gives Life To Rocks By Painting Adorable and Realistic Animals
They seemingly beg to be cuddled. Aww.
Akie Nakata is unlike any other artists in the world. She uses stones and turns them into paintings that feature adorable animals. Interestingly, her works are something that you can hold in the palm of your hand. She is definitely a unique one.
Born in Japan, Akie carefully chooses the natural shapes of each stone she comes across. For her, the best stones are the ones that can perfectly capture their own destined characters. Her love for collecting stones started when she was still a child.
Her first encounter was when she was walking along a river bank.
French Designer Uses Spines of Books to Create Art-Inspired Dresses
From book spines to illustrations, her designs are stealing the catwalk!
Remember the famous line, “dress to impress?” Well, this is very true in our everyday lives. We always make sure that we wear the nicest of dress or clothes. And although the reason could vary, the common denominator is that we want to “impress” someone. Apparently, a French designer is taking this idea to a whole new level.
Sylvie Facon sews dresses just like an ordinary designer does. But unlike any other, she settles with stuff that would steal any catwalk. And by stuff, we mean using book spines. Yes, that is right – she uses book spines to create dresses that you do not usually see on a regular basis. From spines of old texts to steampunk-inspired garment details, Sylvie is definitely not your ordinary designer.
Scroll down below to see her beautiful works. We assure you: Her dresses will blow you away....
Stunning Images Show The Dramatic Change That Comes With High Tides and Low Tides
A fascinating contrast between two photos taken at the same vantage point but at different times.
Britain's foreshore can present scenic views, which, when taken during different times of the day, are equally mesmerizing, thanks to a sort of "magic trick" brought about by tides. English photographer Michael Marten happens to capture photos of the British coastline in identical views taken during high tide and low tide.
The images, also captured about six or eighteen hours apart, are placed side by side and what you'll see is how dramatic the change can be with tides. Check out Marten's project below and be captivated by the two states of nature.