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pas·tiche

 (pă-stēsh′, pä-)
n.
1. A dramatic, artistic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
2. A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge: "In ... a city of splendid Victorian architecture ... there is a rather pointless pastiche of Dickensian London down on the waterfront" (Economist).

[French, from Italian pasticcio; see pasticcio.]
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pastiche

(pæˈstiːʃ) or

pasticcio

n
1. (Art Terms) a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
2. (Art Terms) a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
[C19: French pastiche, Italian pasticcio, literally: piecrust (hence, something blended), from Late Latin pasta paste1]
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pas•tiche

(pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-)

n.
1. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques from borrowed sources.
[1700–10; < French < Italian pasticcio < Vulgar Latin *pastīcium pasty, pie]
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Pastiche, Pasticcio

 a medley, potpourri or hotchpotch; an opera made up of various pieces; a picture based on another’s design or style.
Examples: pasticcio of gauzes, pins and ribbons, 1785; our operas begin tomorrow with a pasticcio full of my favourite songs—Walpole, 1752.
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pastiche

An imitation of another’s style.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastiche - a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
2.pastiche - a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
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pastiche

noun
1. medley, mixture, blend, motley, mélange (French), miscellany, farrago, hotchpotch, gallimaufry The world menu may be a pastiche of dishes from many countries.
2. parody, take-off, imitation a pastiche of Botticelli's Birth of Venus
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Translations

pastiche

[pæsˈtiːʃ] Npastiche m, imitación f
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pastiche

[pæˈstiːʃ] npastiche m
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pastiche

nPastiche m; (= satirical writing)Persiflage f
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pastiche

[pæˈstiːʃ] n (frm) → pastiche m inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
HOT SHOTS FILM4, 7.10pm Affectionate parody of Top Gun and An Officer and a Gentleman, with pastiches from 9' Weeks, Gone With the Wind and The Fabulous Baker Boys.
He identifies pastiches like the continuation of the Dracula story, Gone With the Wind, Perry Mason, the tales of V.C.
The pastiches of period erotica seem completely convincing to this reader (and rendered in high beaux arts style by Gebbie's nuts-butts-clits-and-tits drawings).
Casey Nicholaw, the show's director and choreographer, has sprinkled Drowsy Chaperone with spot-on pastiches of flapper-era choreography.
Among the things hanging on the wall or hanging around nearby were a lot of scumbled, angsty Egon Schiele pastiches and a suite of shiny poster-sized images, including liquor ads, florists' ads, and a close-up of a face, printed on Mylar for an effect Madonna put to better use in the packaging of Sex.
This type of work plays into not only Consolo's penchant for arranging interesting pastiches of retailers, but also her desire to find tenants who aren't simply the latest fashionistas or purveyors of perfumes and handbags.
Proust lecteur de Balzac et de Flaubert begins with the premise that A la recherche du temps perdu bears "des traces de la litterature du siecle qui vient de s'achever"; its scope is then delimited to the study of Balzac and Flaubert, whose oeuvre, Bouillaguet affirms, "a constitue la source la plus feconde a laquelle Proust a puise directement et indirectement pour construire la sienne." The choice of Balzac and Flaubert is also motivated by a precise historical factor: each of these authors served as fodder for Proust's early pastiches (those concerning "l'Affaire Lemoine," which appeared in Le Figaro in 1908) and later became the subject of a critical essay ("Le Balzac de Monsieur de Guermantes" and "A propos du 'style' de Flaubert," respectively).
Not surprising, because in many cases 'contextualist' buildings tended to be either dull pastiches or silly proto-ProMo pieces.
Are his verses the obscure pastiches of a "technician" or the play of a genius in art forms a clef?
Some chapters have the feel of awkward pastiches of other writings, with little originality except the desire to shoe-horn these diverse figures into the rubric of social Catholicism.
Although Ludlam was legendary for his drag performances in the title role of Camille and as the Callas-like diva in Galas, most of his 29 plays were erudite comic pastiches of various literary genres (from fairy tales to science fiction) that rarely attracted mainstream audiences.