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April 1 - Ravenna in magazine
The art gallery and antique shop opened in the centre of Ravenna in 1958 by Anna Fietta was acquired in 1998 by her granddaughter Anna Finelli who, without betraying the cultural, artistic and entrepreneurial spirit of her grandmother, transformed it into the workshop annaFietta.it , dedicated to mosaic art. From No. 5 via Argentario four years ago it moved to 21, just opposite the Basilica of San Vitale. During the visit to Ravenna of the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitario in 2011 for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy she recreated the tricolour on a corrugated copper foil in different formats which could be reproduced. Its discreet presence in the historic centre of the city is marked by toponomastic signs created from 2009, with a central indication of the place of ceramics and flanked by two evocative bands in mosaic for which Byzantine enamels and murrine glass have been used .. .
March 31, 2016 - Il Resto del Carlino - Toponomastic mosaic signs - There are another thirteen of them
There will be even more PLACE NAMES of the mosaic artist Anna Fietta by June. At present there are over 40 in the centre, indicating the main streets, these will be joined by another 13, in the area around Piazza Kennedy. They will in fact be positioned in via Gioacchino Rasponi, viaFantuzzi, Piazza XX Settembre, via Zirardini, via IX febbraio, via Mafalda di Savoia, Via Longhi, via Mordani, and via Pasolini. The project was presented today at Merlato Palace, during a meeting which was attended by the councillors for tourism and place names Massimo Cameliana and Roberto Fagnani for public works. The costs of the new signs of EUR 12,558 was financed by funds from the Councillor for Public Works funds also related, as pointed out by Fagnani, to the refurbishment and new physiognomy of Kennedy Square. "In 2009 - the mosaic artist Anna Fietta explained- I won a competition for the creation of the first signs. I discovered then that the place names plaques were created during the Napoleonic era, because previously there were not many travellers. Tourists look for street names and it is right that the name
plates have an identity. I do not consider myself an artist, nor do I think the plates are works of art, but rather craftmanship. " Last year the name plates followed the main water route of the ancient city, that is, via Cavour and the surrounding streets. This year the main theme will be that of flowers.
March 30, 2016 - Ravenna Notizie
After having already installed forty in the area of Via Cavour, and other streets and squares of the historic centre, new place name plates made of mosaic will decorate the streets adjacent to Piazza Kennedy: Via Gioacchino Rasponi, via Fantuzzi, Piazza XX Settembre, via Zirardini, via IX February, via Mafalda di Savoia, via Longhi, via Mordani, and via Pasolini.
These artifacts will be made by the mosaic artist Anna Fietta and will be combined with floral motifs inspired by "Byzantine mosaics set in a meadow of mosaics with a modern taste".
The project was presented today at City Hall during a press conference which was attended by the councillor for tourism and place names Massimo Cameliani and public works councillor Roberto Fagnani who stressed that this initiative "enhances the mosaic of which we are such an example both internationally and in the city's history.
March 27 - Il Resto del Carlino - From Ravenna to Genoa with the mosaic on display
THE EXHIBITION of mosaics by Anna Fietta, held at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, has experienced great success. The work carried out in the workshop of via Argentario, inspired by flowers, has been exhibited in a project that involves community pharmacies.
March 20 - maratonadiravenna.com
The marathon medal in 2016 was inspired by a small decorative detail: a turquoise rectangle with gold outline.
This small rectangle represents one of the precious stones adorning the apse monumental cross of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Basilica that this year will be included in the route of the Marathon.
This same rectangle is in decorative bands adorning the large mosaic panels of all the Ravenna Byzantine monuments.
July 2015 - valentinacrociani.com
Anna, what is your job?
I'm an artisan and I help people smile.I studied Ancient History with the emphasis on Etruscan Archaeology, then I attended an archaeological restoration course - the profession that I carried out for about ten years. The attention to the definition of prehistoric times that my studies and my work then demanded, helped me develop a particular expertise in decorating materials, a discriminating necessity for defining eras, the sources being uncertain. The interest in materials, together with the passion for what I do, led me to always create something new. I speak three languages, and I have a shop in front of one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. Perhaps, anywhere else this would be not so important. But here people come with a strong motive - that is, artistic and cultural tourism - and I, for my part, I give them my