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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.

Pastiche

Inappropriate architectural ornament added after the original work is completed.

pastiche

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

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.

pastiche

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

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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