Vantage point definition

A vantage point is used in linear perspective as a stationary point from which a viewer is related to the object/figure being rendered.  It can be thought of as the point of reference from which all things in the artwork can be related to.  The vantage point may be very high or very low. High = bird's-eye-view.  Low = worm's eye view.   It is important to determine the correct station point when starting a piece of work, because the vantage point has a key role in determining how the viewer understands one’s composition and relates to the subject matter.  It may also be referred to as "station point".