Fine art is recognized the world over by those who study art and those who collect it. There are many pieces in the world that have been labeled as fine art. Not everyone understands the designation as the piece may not be one of beauty. It may be chaotic or too still for someone people. Other people may fail to see any message or meaning in a particular piece of art. So, what makes a masterpiece? A masterpiece of art is one that touches people throughout many generations. Examples of these works are mainly in the forms of paintings and sculptures. Art pieces that people today understand even though they were created hundreds of years ago are considered masterpieces.