$\begin{bmatrix} 1 & 2 \\ 2 & 50 \end{bmatrix}$

This matrix represents a famous image. Because the answer may be easy to guess, a full explanation will be required in order to get credit for solving the puzzle.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think this is a great puzzle - it's really just "recognize the reference", no? (Also, cryptic-clues is for a specific type of crossword clue. Please check tag descriptions before using them.) $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Jul 5, 2020 at 3:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovi Recognizing the reference on its own wouldn't be enough. You had to also write $1, 2, 50$ in terms of Roman numerals. $\endgroup$ Jul 5, 2020 at 3:51

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This is a representation of

loss.jpg, a strip of the webcomic Ctrl+AltDel that was made into a meme because of its sudden tone shift compared to the rest of the comic.

The numbers here, expressed in Roman numerals, represent the four panels of the comic. Wikipedia gives this example of a "minimalist" version of the comic:
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