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These Extraordinary Illustrations Depict the Insanities of Modern Society in a Satirical Way



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Contemporary and innovative, ground-breaking and cynical, Petry and Crisan depict the modern world in a satirical way.

These two cartoonists from Romania have doubted the custom norms through their satirical illustrations for more than 30 years. Themes like war, religion, politics, as well as immoral or superficial behavior in modern society, are some of their topics. Their controversial point of view towards everyday aspects is what makes their artworks fascinating and unique.

“True love”, “The opening ceremony of life”, “The truth about original sin”, “Soldier’s future through the centuries”, on how war has destroyed the future of many people, and “Modern times, modern love…” on how digital development has affected human relationships, are only few of their brilliant artworks.

True Love

true love

The Opening Ceremony of Life

The Opening Ceremony Of Life

The Truth about Original Sin

The Truth About Original Sin

Soldier’s Future Through the Centuries

Soldier's future through the centuries

Modern Times, Modern Love…

Modern times modern love

According to the artists, their art is a means of raising awareness about everyday social issues that need to be acknowledged, the same way illustrator John Holcroft does in various aspects of modern life and politics. As Crisan has stated: “These cartoons represent our views on relevant topics, such as war or politics, and people sins, like immorality and shallowness. Even though our work has been acclaimed by the art community and won many prizes, our main goal is to bring attention to touchy subjects”.



The Revolutionary’s “Victory”

The Revolutionarys Victory

The Bible Corrected by God

The Bible Corrected By God

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster

Horia Crisan, born in 1960 in Hunedoara, is the first Romanian cartoonist who started working on digital art. He started publishing cartoons in 1979. His works were awarded 100 prizes in more than 20 countries all over the world. With more than 350 collective international exhibitions in 40 countries, he is currently a general manager of CRISAN Publishing House and the owner of His books have been published, adapted and translated worldwide. Bogdan Pety attended the “school of Fine Arts Nicholas Tonitza” and the Graphics Section in the Academy of Fine Arts of Bucarest. He has won numerous prizes in several festivals as a cartoonist and a filmmaker and has also participated in personal and group exhibitions around the globe.

The Cure for Stupidity

The Cure For Stupidity

Two Prisoners

Two Prisoners

Doctor or Veterinary? Both!

Doctor or Veterinary

The Brain

the brain

Petry and Crisan’s unique illustrations present a different point of view on aspects of life such as birth, marriage, human relationships, war and politics. Their message is strong and clear and captivates the viewer’s attention. Through their exceptional artworks, they have managed to acquire global recognition and the appreciation of the Art community. They have addressed several crucial issues of the modern society and made more people aware of them. One thing is for sure: the world needs more artists like Petry and Crisan.

Image credit: Petry and Crisan

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