Vallon à Volpedo is part of Giuseppe Pellizza's conspicuous landscape production of the early twentieth century. The painting is set on the red foliage of the chestnut tree moved by the wind, which organizes the space by cradling the gaze between the soft slopes and the central plateau to direct it in depth, where it is lost beyond the short horizon. A small figure of a peasant woman, bending over the path that descends irregularly to the right among the vegetation, is barely discernible in the purple shade, merged into the landscape of which she is an inseparable part as well as the leaves and branches, rocks and shrubs, in peaceful harmony with the cyclical and inevitable flow of the seasons. Pellizza uses a warm palette to recreate the seductive hues of an advanced October, lit however by the cold blue of the sky streaked with white clouds in a daring game of dissonances. The shattered brushstroke punctuates the earth with green and orange transparencies, modulating the backlight effects to simulate the vibration of the foliage, while at the top it suggests the movements of the crisp air with lilac and turquoise notches that chase and overlap in a mosaic of pulsating light . Pellizza achieves in the painting the coveted synthesis between the solid structure of the whole, meditated to the truth with the constant exercise of the drawing, and the absolute mobility of the lights, which does not undo the volumes but confirms them, achieved with a divisionism capable of overcoming any rigidity and evoke a lyrical, dreamy and enchanted world, beyond appearances.