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.
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