Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Bethany pethers


Do not strive to be a modern artist: it's the one thing unfortunately you can't help being. (Salvador Dali)

I think what Dali is trying to say here is that no matter if we want to be or not we cannot help but be influences and reacted to previous art works and artistic movements we are exposed to new influences and contexts all the time weather we understand them o

r not is irrelevant our mined make up some kind of opinion on the matter and therefor we consider it in our work even at a sub conches level and also the fact that work we reacted in the present is modern in comparison to any past works.



1. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.

2. an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.

In the art world a pastiche is when an artist imitates a work or an element of another’s work and uses it

in there own weather it be subject, material, technique or artist sys


This is apparent in Banksys version of Claude Monet’s bridge he has created the original sense in the original brush style but added shopping trolleys and traffic cones a sight commonly seen in rivers and streams today, baksy is a street artist with strong

political views by choosing to using Monet’s image a scene we all know and associate with calm peaceful and tranquil imagery it amplifies his massage.

This work is also a Pastiche using the famous image of Leonardo da Vinci’s M

onalisa only not recreation the image in the more traditional medias of paint or p

encil this work was created using COFFEE! This work took eight artists three hours to create usi

ng only tea and coffee at various different strength to create different colours!

Pastiche not to be confused with parody with imitates works in a sinister way or to produce humours results or thou these line can sometimes become blurred for example the Simpsons parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger characters in the form of “mcbain” as some would argue that yes the Simpsons are “taking the mickey” by being recognises by such a popular and long running show and to have been parodied could also be considered an honour in itself and therefore become a pastiche of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s work .

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