Einstein's 'Slide To Unlock': Painting Analysis

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Eric Hoffer once said, “Creativity is discontent translated into arts.” Every creation comes from a feeling and is created with intent; every body of art you see is reflective of the artists’ own personal feelings being conveyed to you. Lichtenstein’s In the Car has an immediate impact, and the audience feels what the figures convey, leading us to a deeper meaning. Max Dupain’s traditional Australian photograph Bondi is similar in its immediate impact, although no emotion can be intuitively known. It is only the message that is being conveyed that is known. Evan Roth’s Slide to Unlock is also an obvious depiction of discontentment in society, and all of these artworks serve a purpose to deliver meaning through art and inspire thought and change. The 1963 oil and magna on canvas (172 cm × 203.5 cm) painting In the Car by Roy Lichtenstein depicts a structured-looking, well-dressed male and an attractive female in a fur coat driving in a car.…show more content…
In the Car by Roy Liechtenstein is reflective of the times it was created. The painting conveys discontentment despite materialistic whims being satisfied, and the overall message that money cannot buy happiness. Bondi by Max Dupain conveys a domineering male and petite female, portrayed as strong and dominant and the female conveyed as a fool. The meaning of the photograph would have evoked an emotion that inspired movement and change (breaking gender roles). Lastly, Swipe to Unlock by Evan Roth is symbolic of society and the stripping of identity due to technology. The fade of the thumb shows both the technology aspect and the identity aspect of the painting, conveying multiple meanings in one painting. The impact of this genius allows the audience of the 21st century (when the painting was made) to reflect on their dependence on technology and perhaps make
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