Yup, it is him and his lover, but the act of painting is carried out, in consequence of the original impulse received from an indistinct comples of vital sensations. It's so much more than just sex between two men.
Note, the whiteness of the sheet, the anthracite black of the backround, the blending of whites, grays and bluish tints on the bodies.
The coupling, the exasperated desire of the anormous act are rendered by the bluish gray magma of the bodies, the blurred anatomical parts and the faces crushed by a fleeting sensation, fixed in tragic expression, trapped in the tangle of vitality and......death!!!!!!!!!