Romanian artist takes his art on the street - Article Photos 1/5

In this photo taken on April 4, 2013, Romanian artist Vasile Muresan, known as Murivale poses on one of his paintings in a parking lot, in Bucharest, Romania. The white-bearded painter can often be seen sitting on his colorful canvasses which he displays in the street followed by the street dogs which are his companions and also inspire his work. The 56-year-old, whose home city is Bistrita_the Transylvanian town associated with the legendary Count Dracula_ has been painting with passion since he was a teen, producing vivid works of Monaco, the streets of Paris, the hurly burly of the Romanian capital and huge colorful more abstract canvasses. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)