pasticcio definition

  • noun:
    • a-work or style produced by borrowing fragments, ingredients, or motifs from various resources; a potpourri.
    • A medley; an olio.
    • a-work of art imitating directly the task of some other singer, or of more performers than one.
    • A falsified masterpiece of design, as a vase or statue composed of elements of original works, with missing components provided.
    • A medley; a hotchpotch; a farrago; especially, in music, an opera, cantata, or similar work contains detached figures from various works, even by various authors, but organized as if designed to develop a consistent dramatic work, an unique libretto becoming frequently written for songs; a medley, olio, ballad-opera, etc.
    • In artwork, a photo coated in direct imitation for the style and types of another as compared to musician; additionally, such an imitation of design.
    • In ornamental art, a duplicate of any design modified because of the material or the reason for the copy.

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