Art is not always pleasing to the eyes. Sometimes these picture acts as a mirror and depicts the harsh truth of today’s society. The reality of today’s society in which we act well behaved and sophisticated is far different. In spite of noticing the wrong that’s happening in our modern society, we are still unable to quickly solve these issues. But Gerhard Haderer who is an Austrian cartoonist has been producing brutally honest illustrations for quite a sometime now, highlighting why today’s society is nowhere near perfect.
Gerhard Haderer was working as an illustrator and a graphic designer for various advertising agencies when he started his career and that’s when he developed his realistic style. But unfortunately, he was diagnosed with cancer and had to abandon his commercial dreams and became a satirical illustrator and freelance caricaturist. after his operation in 1985.
Gerhard Haderer also had to face the court for one of his book named ‘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.
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