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Durer, Titian, Caravaggio, and Bruegel Inspire Historical Fantasy Set in Renaissance

On the final stop of her Werewolves in the Renaissance blog tour author Tracy Falbe shared images from her favorite Renaissance artists. Her historical research for the setting of the book Werelord Thal depended heavily on art from the era.


Battle Creek, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/14/2014 -- Visiting the blog Illusions of Intimacy on March 13th, author Tracy Falbe presented an article and slide show about her favorite Renaissance artists. Her 9th novel Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale is set in 1561 Bohemia, and Falbe gained great insights about the era from famous artists like Albrecht Durer, Caravaggio, Titian, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

“These artists in particular helped me study clothing styles, hair styles, social classes, mythological beliefs, landscapes, and economy,” Falbe said.

In her guest blog post Researching a Novel with My Favorite Renaissance Artists, she wrote, “Finally I come to Pieter Bruegel the Elder. His subjects frequently depict scenes of the common people working and playing in their villages. His paintings were invaluable for picturing clothing, home interiors, and village life.”

Embedded with the guest post is an art slide show distributed through SlideShare.net that showed examples and comments about Falbe’s favorite Renaissance artists. She explains how Albrecht Durer became internationally famous in his own lifetime because the new printing technology distributed his woodcuts. A bold nude by Titian known as Urbino’s Venus aided Falbe in writing a provocative heroine, and the works of Caravaggio let her see people outside mainstream society, particularly in the painting The Musicians.

The novel Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale blends the historical setting with the supernatural beliefs of the time to create a paranormal historical fantasy. In the story the werewolf hero Thal is on a quest within the Holy Roman Empire to hunt down the men that tortured and executed his witch mother.

Falbe’s host at Illusions of Intimacy was Marsha A. Moore. She is the author of the 5-part epic fantasy romance Enchanted Bookstore Legends. Moore lives in Florida, and between writing novels, enjoys her kayak, bicycle, and yoga.

The coupons to save on the ebook and paperback of Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale are still active through March 31st. The coupon codes can be found at the main blog tour page along with a 4-chapter preview of the novel.