COIRAULT Yves, << Proust pasticheur
de Saint-Simon : Technique ou vision ?
Fowles, as always, is a clever pasticheur
, and all the various voices ring quite true.
The sound of Sondheim, a master pasticheur
, "is hardly rooted in the past"?
Picasso, inveterate pillager and pasticheur
of art of the past, is not represented in the Frick Collection, which is confined to pre-Modern art.
Yet he was never a pasticheur
and remained a committed Modernist.
Marcel Proust, not only the novelist writing in the wake of Flaubert but also the critical reader, pasticheur
, and essayist, draws attention to what is for him a specifically stylistic Flaubertian revolution.
We can therefore ask for no more than what this pasticheur
is capable of perceiving and patching together--and that is about as weighty and enduring as the froth that makes the Wannsee white.
Richardson's treatment of University College enables us to understand this well loved building much better, both as an outstanding contribution to our discipline, and as a major event in the urban history of Toronto; certainly not as merely the work of an "easy going pasticheur
But neither was he a neo-expressionist painter, a commodity sculptor, some latter-day capitalist realist, outsider artist, conceptual photographer, shameless pasticheur
, or shamanistic performer.
Now he emerges as a slick, though savvy, pasticheur
who left behind the raw vitality of his early years--the later works in the present exhibition suggest less pastiches of Picasso than of Lichtenstein by himself (Fig.
It succeeds largely because Larsen has concentrated on trying to reinterpret the Islamic traditions of space and has eschewed temptations to become a pasticheur
of form .
Comme nous le savons, Proust est excellent pasticheur
, il l'est de Balzac, des Goncourt, de Saint-Simon; son pastiche antisemite est fait a travers le calembour sodomisme-sionisme.