Oct
28
2013

pastiche

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

pae stish [or] pa stish

noun

1. a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.

 

2. a mixture of diverse elements.

example: Asymmetric cuts, mismatched prints, and a pastiche of references — from Bowie to the Ballets Russes — took basics above and beyond.

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