Posts Tagged ‘pastiche’

Nathan R – Pastiche!

Posted: September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Because there was a question about what pastiche was in class, and I saw this this morning on Facebook, I thought I would share it.

So the definition of pastiche is:

pastiche |paˈstēSH, pä-|

noun an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period: the operetta is a pastiche of 18th century styles | the songs amount to much more than blatant pastiche.• an artistic work consisting of a medley of pieces taken from various sources.

verb [ with obj. ]imitate the style of (an artist or work): Gauguin took himself to a Pacific island and pastiched the primitive art he found there.ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from French, from Italian pasticcio, based on late Latin pasta ‘paste.’

So, for example, this would be an example:


Another example would be using recognizable samples of in rap/hip hop, such as famously Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” using the same base line as Queen’s (far better song) “Under Pressure.”

It literally means to paste something in.