20 best Bidstrup’s comics about human nature and our weaknesses

20 best Bidstrup’s comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Today I decided to write an unusual post about psychology. It will be completely… in pictures!

Sometimes you look around and think: “How quickly things change!”. It seems like not so long ago I was bragging to my friends about a new VCR, then a walkman, then a pager, and now everyone has a smartphone with incredible features in their pocket. Fashion, style, music, art, social media – everything changes very quickly. Who knows where the winds of trends will take them!

However, in this age of great change, something remains unchanged. It’s us, the people! Because society does not really change over time, only its habits do.

That’s exactly what I was thinking about when I was doing a material on the comics of the famous Herluf Bidstrup. This Danish painter was born in 1912 and was especially popular in the middle of the last century. He is remembered worldwide for his thousands of vivid caricatures. But what is more incredible: even after so many years have passed, everything he drew then is still relevant today!

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Instant photos are now really instantaneous, but it is still problematic to get a shot that a woman will like.

I remember when I was a little boy, I was given a book of Bidstrup cartoons while visiting relatives, and I disappeared for a couple of hours. First of all, they were the first comics I had ever read in my life. Secondly, I was blown away by how subtle his sense of satire was.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Drawings by H. Bidstrup (here and below) / Fair Use.

Many of Herluf Bidstrup’s caricatures are 50-70 years old, but they are still not outdated. The painter loved to show human nature in his funny black-and-white drawings: our weaknesses, phobias, desires. And, you know, in that respect, we haven’t really changed since the last century. We love to gossip, spy on the neighbors, we love the attention of the opposite sex. Some are constantly unsure of themselves, while others, on the contrary, are full of confidence (often unfounded).

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

The heirs near the deathbed.

Bidstrup himself lived a long, colorful life. He was the son of a house painter, so he drew from childhood and received an excellent art education. However, while his friends were looking for themselves in abstractionism, Herluf was drawing people in comic situations. Some thought he was wasting his talent, but eventually it was his wonderful sense of humor that made the painter world famous.

I don’t want a great painter to be forgotten. That’s why I made a small selection of Bidstrup’s coolest works.

Is it possible to buy privacy?

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

When everyone wants to be original, but it turns out that no one is original.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Money and prosperity are, of course, not the main thing, but…

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

… under certain conditions…

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

… other qualities matter.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

The circle of negativity in nature.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Some people just don’t want to be like everyone.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Some women like strong, assertive men, while others just the opposite.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

One wonderful story told… by feet.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

About female pride and envy.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

A priest and a lady on a train.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

The clingy fly.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

The misunderstanding.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Dating a strong woman.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

Unlucky sculptor.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

The fashionable dress.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses

When it decided to start a righteous life.

20 best Bidstrup's comics about human nature and our weaknesses


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