Weird Word: Pastiche

by on Feb.15, 2013, under Articles, Weird Words, Writing

Pastiche

Noun

  • 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.
  • A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.

Used in a sentence:

  • The song used in that particular episode was not just a pastiche but, at least to most of the internet’s ears, a blantant rip-off of the artist’s song, with no obvious credit.

SourceWiktionary

Commentary:

While it was awhile ago, some of you might know the source of today’s sentence. If not, don’t worry about it! Just keep in mind that a Pastiche is not exactly a cover or copy but a re-imagining of the original art in another medium that is also its own. Actually I imagine most fan work that is attempting to imitate their favorite creative person falls under this. Maybe.

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