Octave Tassaert was known for depicting scenes in his paintings ranging from religion, allegory, and history, while also producing various genre paintings that explored the harsh and everyday realities of urban life.
There are four centralized nude female figures, or what appears to be female. The central figure is depicted in the throes of sexual pleasure, which is given to her by the three female figures holding on to her body.
There is a commingling of different lines and shapes as the figures intertwine in their act of pleasure. We will notice a dominance of curved and diagonal lines as the bodies curve and writhe along with their open space.