- The definition of a pastiche is a work of art made from various bits, or a work of art made to resemble works of other artists.
An example of a pastiche is a piece of abstract art.
- a literary, artistic, or musical composition made up of bits from various sources; potpourri
- a literary, artistic, or musical composition intended to imitate or caricature another artist's style
- a jumbled mixture; hodgepodge
Origin of pasticheFrench ; from Italian pasticcio
- A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
- A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge: “In &ellipsis; a city of splendid Victorian architecture &ellipsis; there is a rather pointless pastiche of Dickensian London down on the waterfront” (Economist).
Origin of pasticheFrench, from Italian pasticcio; see pasticcio.
- A work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist.
- A musical medley, typically quoting other works.
- An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge.
- (uncountable) A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.
(third-person singular simple present pastiches, present participle pastiching, simple past and past participle pastiched)
- To create or compose in a mixture of styles.
Via French pastiche, from Italian pasticcio (“pie, something blended”), from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Latin pasta (“dough, pastry cake, paste”), from Ancient Greek παστά (pasta, “barley porridge”), from παστός (pastos, “sprinkled with salt”).