- a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
- an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
Origin of pastiche
Examples from the Web for pastiche
He tentatively suggested that the text is a pastiche compiled by a modern forger with an elementary grasp of Coptic.The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ is Still as Big a Mystery as Ever
April 13, 2014
Instead, we have irony, allusion, meta commentary, fragmentation, parody, and pastiche.Not Much New in Douglas Rushkoff’s Reading of the Future
March 26, 2013
I do not seek out the redundant, the pastiche, or the formulaic.Leave John Banville Alone! Why Chandler’s Marlowe Should Live On
September 6, 2012
Her self-produced videos as Grant—a pastiche of nostalgic Americana imagery—were remarkably similar to that of “Video Games.”Lana Del Rey’s Hipster Problem: Plastic Surgery, ‘SNL,’ and Her Past as Lizzy Grant
January 31, 2012
And what brought her to the top of this zeitgeist pyramid were her unrivaled skills in the post-modern art of pastiche.Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Plagiarism Sin
February 19, 2011
It is an interesting study to divide the pastiche from the real.My Actor-Husband
If it bear the distinct marks of being a Neo-platonic pastiche, we may reject it without hesitation.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
Epstein is in every respect superior to the Serbian sculptor, in whose work there can be no question of anything but pastiche.Pot-Boilers
I believe that no more perfect example of pastiche exists in the language.Flemish Legends
Charles de Coster
This poem is written as a folk-story, in the style of the Byliny, and it in no way resembles a pastiche.An Outline of Russian Literature
- a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
- a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
Word Origin and History for pastiche
"a medley made up of fragments from different works," 1878, from French pastiche (18c.), from Italian pasticcio "medley, pastry cake," from Vulgar Latin *pasticium "composed of paste," from Late Latin pasta "paste, pastry cake" (see pasta). Borrowed earlier (1752) in the Italian form.