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The fact that you took the time to visit the show to add to your previous
knowledge about Picasso demonstrates that you are not the knee-jerk sort
of critic we've been discussing in another thread ("my five year old
could do that"). You're intelligent enough to acknowledge Picasso's
contribution to art. You don't have to like him.
I think you're right on about the commentary. Museums often seem to
overdo the labels nowadays. It's gotten hard to just go and enjoy the
work; compulsive me has to read all that stuff ad nauseum...No doubt a
lot of the commentary you read _is overly analytical. I like to think
Picasso was indeed just having fun.
FWIW (for what's it's worth, for you newbies), I find Frieda Kahlo's work