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pastiche

(păstēsh`, pä–), work of art that combines themes and styles from various sources in such a way as to appear obviously derivative. Pastiches are frequently passed off as works by the artists from whom the motifs and figures were taken.
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Pastiche

Inappropriate architectural ornament added after the original work is completed.
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pastiche

the mixing of styles and genres which is characteristic of postmodern cultural forms (e.g. in architecture).
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Pastiche

 

(pasticcio), an opera in which the music (arias, duets, and so forth) is borrowed from various popular operas and provided with a new libretto, or in which the music is created by two or more composers, each of whom, as a rule, writes one act. The pastiche was popular in 18th-century Italy. The term is also applied to other musical works created by two or more composers, especially variations.

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pastiche

A mixture of materials, forms, motifs, and/or styles; often incongruous.
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pastiche

, pasticcio
1. a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc.
2. a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
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For his part, Shakespeare practices what Levi-Strauss calls bricolage: "a pastiche of various to-hand materials" (22).
In the present essay, I propose to shed light (if not entirely new, from a different vantage point) upon the intertextuality in El sueno de Venecia by focusing on the little studied and often maligned practice of pastiche, which is to my mind the central figure--and in this sense it has as its counterpart the portrait of Gracia de Mendoza--around which the text revolves.