Seventeenth century painters showed their versatility by painting diverse textures in still-lifes. Wilckes photograph of a still-life, existing of the tableware that is part of the installation, clearly refers to that. Moreover, the installation as a whole seems to be a reflection of this important period in the Dutch art history, as Wilcke shows her craftsmanship in the execution of each of the objects. However, ‘Tafelgenoten’ is more than a still-life. To Carolina Wilcke these objects are like persons, as she explains: ‘Unique individuals make a company ón the table, just like the company át the table. Differences of color, material, skin, size and shape, but still a group.’ Looking at the installation from this perspective, ‘Tafelgenoten’ seems to be a reflection of society rather than ‘just’ a still-life.
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